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Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith missed vote on the anti-Asian hate crimes bill while attending Daunte Wright's funeral

Posted On: May 9, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith missed vote on the anti-Asian hate crimes bill while attending Daunte Wright's funeral

Summary List Placement Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota did not vote on the Senate's bipartisan anti-Asian hate crime bill Thursday because they were attending the funeral of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by a police officer in a Minneapolis suburb last week.
The legislation passed in a 94-1 vote , with only Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri voting against it.
In addition to Klobuchar and Smith, Sens. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Mike Lee of Utah, and Rand Paul of Kentucky also did not vote.
Senators who did not vote:
Blackburn
Klobuchar
Lee
Paul
Smith - Igor Bobic April 22, 2021
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Minneapolis Thursday to remember Wright, including Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Attorney Ben Crump, Gov. Tim Walz, and family members of Eric Garner and Philando Castile, two Black men who each died after fatal encounters with police officers in 2014 and 2016.
Sen. Klobuchar, Rev. Sharpton, Crump, and...

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