Biden condemns anti-Asian violence in Atlanta after spa shootings

ATLANTA — In an emotional address Friday on Emory University’s campus, President Joe Biden condemned the “skyrocketing spike” in violence against Asian Americans and pressed Congress to pass a law to protect people victimized by hate crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic. During his 20-minute speech, the president also praised Georgians for the Democratic sweep of January’s U.S. Senate runoffs that ensured his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief measure could become law. And he blasted proposed GOP-backed voting restrictions pending in the Statehouse. The trip came amid a broader struggle to stem t…

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