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Video: Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) Praises President Biden For Standing Up For American Democracy After Four Years of Trump Not Doing So

Also says Trump's anti-China rhetoric has led to "increases of anti-Asian hate"

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See below for video and a transcript of remarks by Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) this morning on CNN:

President Biden’s comments [about Putin and Russia] are so extraordinary, at least they seem so at this moment because it’s coming after four years of really not standing up for the American democracy in the face of an authoritarian regime trying to undo it…Let me be clear; we face significant challenges as it relates to the Chinese Communist Party, but this sort of rhetoric constantly trying to create a distraction away from Russia, away from Iran, away from North Korea and towards China is not only detrimental to our national security, but we we see it here domestically. We see a president who constantly was talking about the coronavirus in terms of, you know, it’s the links back to China. And now here domestically to bring it full circle, we see the increases of anti-Asian hate that I’m hearing about for my constituents back home in Virginia. And certainly we see the tragic murder of eight people, six of them Asian women in Atlanta. You know, all of these things have some connection within our society, and it all comes back to telling the truth. And so you know my heart goes out to the people of Georgia, my heart goes out to any Asian-American person who feels fear at this moment. But we have to demonstrate that what matters is telling the truth – and when it comes to who’s attempting to meddle in our elections, it’s the Russians.”

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