During a podcast interview with ロサンゼルスタイムズ 今週リリース, ポーターは、スティールで働いた経験に落胆したと語った, 韓国系アメリカ人は誰ですか.
Steel came under fire for apologizing to conservative supporters earlier this year for collaborating with Porter on the legislation.
“そう, I think it was disheartening for me as a Californian, as an American to see that for her this is some kind of, ええと, political joke that she worked with me,” Porter told the publication. “I think it did make me question her sincerity about the substantive issue which is AAPI hate, which is a very, very important issue. Both here locally in Orange County but also around the country. そう, ええと, I hope to find and I want to continue to look for good Republican partners. だが, ええと, I want them to be sincere.”
A spokesperson for Steel did not return Fox News’ request for comment about Porter’s interview.
During a Costa Mesa Republican Assembly speech, Steel mentioned the legislation she was working on with the progressive Porter and apologized.
“知っている, I don’t want to work with her, but I need her to pass this, that’s the reason,” Steel said, drawing laughs from the crowd. “Sorry about that.”
Steel’s office said at the time the comment was meant as a joke, as reported by the LA Times.
当時の, Porter said that standing up to hate crimes was “not a joke” to her.
The resolution was introduced as hate crimes against Asian Americans were on the rise during the pandemic. の3月から12月の間 2020, there were nearly 3,000 firsthand accounts of anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes recorded, as noted by Steel’s office.