About 150 members of Congress called on the Justice Department to take action against COVID-19-related anti-Asian racism this week.
The Justice Department did not respond to a request for comment.
The letter follows a push from other lawmakers, including a group of Senate Democrats, urging the Justice Department to act.
He said it is possible to criticize China’s role in mishandling the virus without putting Asian Americans in harm’s way.
“I fear increasing incidents against Asian Americans will occur as reopenings continue to happen,” he said.