GOP Rep. Michelle Steel sends out fliers falsely depicting Democratic rival Jay Chen holding ‘The Communist Manifesto’

Fri, September 30, 2022 at 3:44 PM
Fri, September 30, 2022 at 3:44 PM

California GOP Rep. Michelle Steel (R-CA) and her campaign reportedly funded and created “red-baiting” fliers targeting her Democratic opponent, Jay Chen.

Steel currently represents California’s 48th District in her first term. Born in South Korea, Steel made her mark by being one of the first Korean American women to serve in Congress. Like many other Asian American immigrants, Steel immigrated to the United States to achieve the supposed “American Dream.”

Previously part of the 48th district, a new 45th congressional district was created during the redrawing of district boundaries last year. The new boundaries were purportedly created to further empower Asian American voters in the region.

With Steel’s upcoming re-election for California’s new 45th district, red-baiting fliers were sent out to the Vietnamese American community in Orange County. The flier featured a doctored image of Chen in a classroom holding Karl Marx’s “The Communist Manifesto,” reported the Los Angeles Times.

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