California State Senator Ted Lieu called for Bob Beckel’s resignation earlier this week. Now you can join him.
During a recent broadcast of “The Five,” Fox News host Bob Beckel said that “Chinese are the single biggest threat to the national security of the U.S. … Do you know what we just did? As usual, we bring them over here and teach a bunch of Chinamen – err, Chinese people – how to do computers and then they go back to China and hack into us.”
We should all be alarmed by Mr. Beckel’s racist, xenophobic comments. His comments have no place in America and he must resign immediately.
This is at least the second time Mr. Beckel has used racial terms. Last year, he said that after he went swimming, his “eyes blew up, it made me look Oriental.”
I am one of those ‘Chinamen’ with ‘Oriental’ eyes that immigrated to America and majored in computer science. I also served on active duty in the United States Air Force and continue to serve my country in the Reserves. And today, as an American and as a California State Senator, I – and many others across this country – call for Mr. Beckel’s resignation.
America is great because anyone can be and American. Our country is strong because of our diversity. Unfortunately, Fox News host Bob Beckel does not understand what it means to be an American.
But Mr. Beckel’s comments are more than just racist and stupid. His ignorant views are dangerous because it is precisely those types of extreme xenophobic and racist views that caused our government to massively violate constitutional rights during World War II and force more than 100,000 Americans into internment camps.