Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says more people should be ‘speaking out’ against hate crimes targeting Asian Americans

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Marland Gov. Larry Hogan praised President Joe Biden for speaking up against the recent spike in hate crimes against Asian Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic, which he called “a serious problem.”

In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Hogan, whose wife Yumi is a first-generation Korean-American, said he has felt the impact of racism against Asian Americans through his family and close friends.

“It really has been a serious problem,” Hogan said. “My wife, my three daughters, my grandkids are all Asian. They’ve felt some discrimination personally, but they also have close friends – friends of my wife from church, some of my daughters’ friends – who’ve really been treated pretty terribly.”

Over the last year, Hogan said they’ve also experienced incidents including “people yelling about the ‘China virus’ even though they’re from Korea and born in America.”

The governor pointed to data from America’s biggest cities from 2020 that while hate crimes overall decreased by 7%, show crimes against Asian Americans increased 150%.

“It’s something we have to get under control, and I wish more people would be speaking out,” Hogan said.

During a prime-time address to the country on the first anniversary of COVID-19 on Thursday, Biden denounced the racist attacks towards Asian Americans.

“At this very moment, so many of them – our fellow Americans on the front lines of this pandemic trying to save lives – and still, still they are forced to live in fear for their lives just walking down streets in America,” Biden said. “It’s wrong, it’s un-American, and it must stop.”

In the interview, Hogan said that he “appreciates” Biden for shedding light on the issue, doubling down on his tweet from last week in which he praised the president’s comments alongside a photo of his family.

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Maryland governor tried to deploy National Guard in DC only for his calls to be ignored

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UNITED STATES – JANUARY 7: National Guard troops march past the Dirksen Senate Office Building on the U.S. Capitol grounds on Thursday, January 7, 2021, following the riot at the Capitol the day before.

  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, said Thursday that he tried to deploy his state’s National Guard to assist in Washington, DC, but was thwarted.
  • Hogan said he was “repeatedly” told he lacked the authorization to deploy the troops, The Washington Post reported.
  • According to The New York Times, the decision to authorize National Guard deployments ultimately came from Vice President Mike Pence, marking an apparent break with the chain in command.
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As besieged lawmakers pleaded for help, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, said he was “repeatedly” told that he lacked the authority to deploy his state’s National Guard to help put down the pro-Trump insurrection at the US Capitol.

According to The Washington Post, Hogan was urged to deploy the troops by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Democrat from Maryland, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

“I was actually on the phone with Leader Hoyer who was pleading with us to send the guard,” Hogan said, The Post reported. “He was yelling across the room to Schumer and they were back and forth saying we do have the authorization and I’m saying, ‘I’m telling you we do not have the authorization.'”

As rioters smashed windows and forced lawmakers into hiding, the head of the Maryland National Guard was told he could not come to the aid of US Capitol police, per Hogan.

Ninety minutes later, according to Hogan, the secretary of the Army, Ryan McCarthy, called him to request the deployment.

Typically such calls come from the US Secretary of Defense. It was not the only apparent breach in the chain of command on Wednesday. The order to deploy the National Guard came not from the commander in chief, President Donald Trump, but rather Vice President Mike Pence, according to The New York Times.

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Take a look inside Baltimore’s largest penthouse, a $15 million property that belonged to Tom Clancy and is now up for auction

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  • Tom Clancy’s former Baltimore penthouse is up for auction.
  • The four-bed waterfront property is located in the Ritz-Carlton Residences and has views over the harbor, as well as the city.
  • It has two offices, a private gym, six balconies, and access to a shared pool and meditation gardens.
  • Photos show just how luxurious the property is.
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A penthouse that was custom-designed for author Tom Clancy for $15 million has been put up for auction.

The open plan penthouse is located in the Ritz-Carlton Residences in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore, Maryland, and hasĀ 10-foot ceilings throughout.

It also comes with five parking spaces, including valet parking services, and an elevator that takes you from the garage right inside the penthouse.

Elite Auctions described it as “the most impressive and opulent home in Baltimore.”

The penthouse is located in Maryland’s Ritz-Carlton Residences.

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The 12,000 square foot penthouse was specially made for Clancy in 2010 by combining three individual penthouses, making it the largest penthouse in the city.

It cost $12 million for the three properties, and he spent a further $3 million refurbishing it.

It sits right on the waterfront by the Inner Harbor.

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Its prime location means the property has views over the harbor and the downtown city skyline.

Clancy designed the property for entertaining. It features multiple generous living spaces so you can host guests.

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The design is “inspiring and exceptionally modern,” Elite Auctions says.

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The lighting, window shades, and in-home audio can all be controlled via an app, too.

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The master bedroom has not just one but two en-suites, as well as enclosed and walk-in closets and dressing areas.

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The property has four bedrooms in total …

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… and six full- and one-half bath.

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The penthouse comes with access to the Ritz-Carlton’s shared pool …

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… but you can also work out in private in your own gym.

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After exercising, you can watch a movie in the penthouse’s spacious home theater room.

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The property also includes two offices …

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… and one leads out onto a large terrace with harbor and city views.

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But that isn’t the only terrace: The property has four balconies and two corner terraces in total.

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If that’s not enough outdoor space for you, the property also comes with access to the Ritz-Carlton’s two acres of waterfront gardens with fountains. The complex also features a luxurious meditation garden.

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Other services offered by the residences include: 24/7 front desk attendants, free valet parking for residents and guests, dry cleaning pickup and delivery, available maid service, and porters to deliver groceries and packages.

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