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September 7th, 2012
07:31 AM ET

Rep. Judy Chu: Pres. Obama's speech was 'tremendous,' says Gabby Giffords appearance was emotional

President Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president last night, concluding the Democratic National Convention this week. Both parties appealed to immigrants in the United States in both Tampa and Charlotte during the conventions, calling out to Latino voters especially. Meanwhile, Asian Americans actually represent the fastest-growing immigrant population in the country. Democratic California Congresswoman Judy Chu is an Asian American and Obama Campaign Co-Chair. She spoke at the DNC this past Wednesday and joins John Berman on “Early Start” this morning.

While many have argued the President’s closing speech wasn’t his best, Congresswoman Chu says she thought President’s closing speech was “tremendous.” “I think that his goal was different,” she says. “He had to combat the terrible commercials that have been laid out by the Super PACs, and he had to show that he is presidential, that he made some very, very tough decisions."

President Obama addressed immigrants with the slogan, “You did that.” Congresswoman Chu thinks it “was a way of showing that it was Americans that resulted in these policies that he put forth.”

Congresswoman Chu also comments on her friend Fmr. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords reciting the Pledge of Allegiance last night. “It was so emotional to see her out there, after all her struggles, to see her so committed to the Democratic future of this country."

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