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The House of Representatives voted largely along party lines Tuesday to condemn as “racist” President Donald Trump’s remarks Sunday regarding a group of progressive female lawmakers.

Trump suggested in a series of tweets that the congresswomen should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done.”

In response to the president’s remarks, House Democrats proposed a resolution slamming him for “legitimiz[ing] fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color,” according to draft of the legislation obtained by Fox News.

While the resolution, which passed by a 240-187 vote, was mainly supported by Democrats, four Republicans bucked their party and voted to condemn Trump’s remarks.

The four Republicans to vote “yes,” according to The Washington Post’s Paul Kane, were Reps. Will Hurd of Texas, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Fred Upton of Michigan and Susan Brooks of Indiana.

Hurd, for his part, has previously called Trump’s remarks “racist” and “xenophobic.”

“The four women he is referring to are actually citizens of the United States, three of the four were born here,” Hurd told CNN on Monday, according to The Hill.

Trump’s remarks appeared to take aim at four progressive lawmakers: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. Of those four, only Omar, who came to the U.S. from Somalia as a child, was born outside of the United States.

“It’s also behavior that’s unbecoming of the leader of the free world,” Hurd said.

Libertarian-leaning Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, a former Republican who left the party to become an independent earlier this month, also voted to support the resolution.

The vote came several hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California slammed Trump’s tweets in speech on the House floor.

“There is no place anywhere for the president’s words, which are not only divisive, but dangerous — and have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color,” Pelosi said Tuesday. “It’s so sad because you would think that there would be a given that we would universally, in this body, just say, ‘Of course. Of course.’”

“There’s no excuse for any response to those words but a swift and strong unified condemnation,” she added, according to Fox News.

“Every single member of this institution, Democratic and Republican, should join us in condemning the president’s racist tweets. To do anything less would be a shocking rejection of our values, and a shameful abdication of our oath of office to protect the American people. I urge a unanimous vote, and yield back the balance of my time.”

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16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Brokengirl55

    July 17, 2019 at 2:29 am

    The main stream media keeps calling this for congresswoman “progressive.” Yes their agenda is to progressively push us into socialism therefore turning us into a Third World country. President said nothing about race, he said nothing about religion, he simply made a statement if you don’t like it here go back to the Country of your ancestors try to make things better then come back and tell us how you did it. We could all learn from it. As far as Pelosi she’s a windshield wiper. She goes back-and-forth on her views because she can’t see clearly. When will the Democrats/Liberals give up their hate get off their butts and do something for the citizens of this country who pay all the bills?

    • AFGus

      July 17, 2019 at 2:34 am

      Exactly! Well stated.

  2. AFGus

    July 17, 2019 at 2:32 am

    These four Republicans should be censured by the GOP and recalled by the people who put them in office. They have violated the trust of the very people who gave them their jobs.

    • watchman48

      July 17, 2019 at 8:44 am

      That is an excellent idea…

  3. Rawhide

    July 17, 2019 at 2:55 am

    These 4 rinos should be primaried. Because they certainly aren’t doing what their constituents want.

    • Pauline Kasper

      July 17, 2019 at 8:00 am

      I agree with you! I was disgusted with the Four Stooges who started this disgrace !

      • Linda

        July 17, 2019 at 10:08 am

        The Four Stooges…I love your description!! I definitely have to borrow it.

  4. Kara

    July 17, 2019 at 3:31 am

    When will these politicians stand up for what’s good for the country? It looks like a lot of them want socialism for America. I cannot understand why the average hard working Joe can feverishly fight to defend our country, but these a$$wipes can only act worse than children because they want to be the front-runner for hatred for America. Every one of them has had the privilege of succeeding and they throw that to the curb. My parents raised 10 children and it took all their energy to make sure we all did the right thing for our lives. I am wondering what the Hell is going on behind closed doors that these anti-Americans are trying to cover up. I agree with President Trump that if you don’t like America then you can definitely leave. Our country would be better off without you. I’ll chip in for your ticket, but I know you are part of the league of anti-Trump haters. I feel sorry for you……you like to cry and keep your ugliness in the spotlight. All we want is for you to love our country and just do your job. It’s not asking for much!

  5. LM

    July 17, 2019 at 4:26 am

    Wimps

  6. Wilson

    July 17, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Do these morons know that most of those women were naturalized citizens which means they are full of shit.

  7. Cindy

    July 17, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Traitors to the voters they were elected to represent.

  8. FRED H. SMITH

    July 17, 2019 at 8:20 am

    TYPICA FOR THE 2 FACED DEMOCRATS,,,,I CALL YOU ANY THING I WANT TO AND ACCUSE YOU OF MORE “but DON’T CALL MY ANTHING OR ACCIUSE ME OF BEING UN AMERICAN BECAUSE I’M A PRIVILEGED DEMOCRAT

  9. Gordon

    July 17, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Drain the Swamp ! These four need to be shown the door ! RINO scum.

  10. Polly

    July 17, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    These RINOS are plain weak kneed evi l people.They are really deadwood doing nothing to help.The people who voted for them

  11. LST

    July 17, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    I take their stupid resolution and wipe my ass with it. I agree completely with trump, those four witches of Washington need to get the fuck out of our country. The lesbian quartet.

  12. Barbara Charis

    July 17, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Rino’s like Romney speak out of both sides of the mouth; saying what people want to hear; pandering for votes. Namby pamby Romney is a model politician. President Trump, thank heavens, is not a politician. He says what he honestly thinks. He has the same thoughts that millions of his supporters have.. He sees it as it truly is. His sentiments are our sentiments…and you can’t call it racist. Racist is simply a buzz word that these leftists use to cause division and dissension. Romney definitely fits in with them. The left is totally engrossed in breaking down anyone who is decent…and Trump is decent. Nobody could listen to him without recognizing that he loves America and jumped into the fray; in order to help it survive. These are horrendous times and all Americans should be grateful to have a man like President Trump at the helm.

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