Woman who told Asian couple to 'go back to China' identified as daughter of famous New York senator
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A woman seen in a viral video being accused of telling an Asian couple to "go back to China" has admitted to WABC-7 News that she's the daughter of the late New York Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

Maura Moynihan can be seen in the video arguing with 31-year-old Dan Lee while sitting in a cab in Manhattan last week. According to Lee, Moynihan told his wife, 25-year-old Maria Ha, that she should "go back to communist China."

In the video, Lee confronts Moynihan, to which she responds, "Well, isn't that where you're from?"

Speaking to WABC, Moynihan said the confrontation was over a dispute about a cab that had "nothing whatsoever to do with any bias or racism or anti-Asian American prejudice, as has been wrongly suggested."

"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," she added.

But as Gothamist points out, her "activism" includes a recent appearance on former Trump advisor Steve Bannon's podcast, and articles in the far-right publication Epoch Times.

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