City declares “Chinese virus” to be “hate speech”

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San Antonio’s far-left City Council has declared the term “Chinese Virus” to be “hateful speech.”

According to investigative reporter Jaie Avila, who works for local outlet News 4 San Antonio, the City Council was taking an unprecedented step to criminalize the phrase.

Avila wrote, via Twitter: “Resolution being voted on by San Antonio City Council [Thursday] morning labels terms “Chinese Virus” and “Kung Fu Virus” as hate speech and “all persons are encouraged to report any such antisemitic, discriminatory or racist incidents to the proper authorities for investigation.”

Avila also said that Council Member Manby Pelaez declared, “Hate speech is more dangerous than the virus itself.”

The resolution passed unanimously.

But the freedom-stripping new resolution hasn’t sat well with other politicians in Texas… namely U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) who came out swinging.

“This is NUTS,” Cruz wrote, sharing the story on Twitter. “SA City Council behaving like a lefty college faculty lounge, triggered by Chick-fil-A & the words ‘Wuhan virus.’ If they want to investigate someone, start with NYT & CNN who both repeatedly (and rightly) referred to it as ‘the Chinese coronavirus.’ #NoSpeechPolice.”