Asian groups, Democrats condemn political consultant's anti-Chinese communications

Asian groups, Democrats condemn political consultant's anti-Chinese communications

A Republican political consultant’s depiction of an Asian American Circuit Court Judge together with pictures of Chinese Communist Party leaders Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping is being roundly condemned by Asian-American groups, Democrats and others.

Winter Garden consultant Xavier Villacis posted the trio of pictures, with Circuit Judge Vincent Chiu in between Mao’s and Xi’s pictures, with the Spanish words for “Chinese Judge.” A red “X” slashes through Chiu’s photograph.

Villacis was hired to represent Chiu’s election opponent, Orlando lawyer Aldo Giuseppe Bartolone Jr., who is contesting for Chiu’s Florida’s 9th Judicial Circuit bench in the election.

Bartolone disavowed the message as “repreh...

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