Maura Moynihan Bio/Wiki
According to a new report, the woman named ‘Maura Moynihan’ accused of asking an Asian American couple in Manhattan to “go back to China” is the daughter of late New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
Last Sunday, Maura Moynihan admitted to WABC that she was the woman caught on camera arguing with Dan Lee, 31, at First Avenue and East 22nd Street.
“Go back to f****** communist China you b****!” – Victim was born in Korea, her husband was born in California. This is the definition of stupidity and hate. H/T @Syissle 🎥 @JoshHartmann #StopAsianHate #StopAsianHateCrimes pic.twitter.com/I7Rl1mi1zz
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) March 15, 2021
She is 31 years old.
Accused Of Nasty Anti-China Rant Full Details
Maria Ha, Lee’s 25-year-old wife, told the news station that the tense conversation began when Moynihan told her to “go back to China.”
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Ha rushed home to meet her husband, who arrived just as Moynihan was boarding a cab.
Moynihan, who is seated inside the car, frequently argues that he is “assaulting” her in a dispute that Lee filmed from outside the cab.
Lee said on the Instagram video, “She said go back to f—king china, Say that racist s—t again. You said Communist China?”
“Well isn’t that where you’re from,”
The couple told the news organization that they left shortly after that.
I think we found this racist! Maura Moynihan, here is the outrage! pic.twitter.com/5lBtL4DCQ9
— 2 + 2 = 5 (@yeti6789) March 17, 2021
However, they reported that after crossing the street, Moynihan opened the cab window and yelled, “Go back to Communist China!”
The incident is being investigated, according to police.
Although Moynihan admitted to being the woman in the video, she denied making racial remarks to WABC.
She said in a statement, “It had nothing whatsoever to do with any bias or racism or anti-Asian American prejudice, as has been wrongly suggested,”
Not the racist Maura Moynihan reading books to kids 🤢🤮 pic.twitter.com/eD2TgcOV8a
— jen (@mastercomplainr) March 17, 2021
Moynihan said, “I have devoted most of my life to working with and for Asian people, most particularly in the cause of securing basic human rights for the Tibetan people in their continuing struggle against Communist China,”
Who was Moynihan’s Father
The new Moynihan Train Hall, which opened earlier this year at Penn Station’s historic Farley Post Office Building, is named after Moynihan’s father, who died in 2003.