This week, American Bridge 21st Century and the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada Action (PLAN Action) are releasing a new digital ad highlighting Joe Heck’s spineless silence in the face of Donald Trump’s broadsides against Asian Pacific Americans.
Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump has viciously attacked immigrants and made disparaging remarks against both US-born citizens and immigrants from Asia. From calling US citizens “anchor babies,” to imitating and mocking stereotypical Asian accents — “We want deal” to insulting a Gold Star mother because of her religion, Heck never once condemned Trump.
Trump proposed capping the number of Filipino immigrants to the United States, claiming that the country had been compromised by terrorism and going so far as to call Filipino immigrants “animals.” Joe Heck has aggressively courted Asian American and Pacific Islander voters in Nevada, but he chose to stand by silently while Trump demeaned those same voters.
Heck may have finally unendorsed Trump (for now), but Nevada Asian Pacific American voters won’t forget how Heck stood by and let Trump denigrate our communities.
WATCH THE DIGITAL AD HERE: