Published: Thu, July 18, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Divided House votes for resolution condemning Trump’s racist remarks

Divided House votes for resolution condemning Trump’s racist remarks

Trump's tweets happened over the weekend, Congress came back into town on Monday, House leadership announced a resolution later that day, and the resolution was passed after structured debate (and a fight about decorum) on Tuesday evening.

While a number of Republicans have spoken out against Trump's racist comments, Ocasio-Cortez said "absolutely not" enough GOP members had condemned the USA leader's words.

"If you look at some of the reservations you've approved, you sir, in your great wisdom have approved, I will tell you right now, they don't look like Indians to me", Mr Trump says. All are American citizens, and three of them were born in the U.S.

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Butler, is defending comments he made to a reporter Tuesday, in the wake of President Donald Trump's tweets telling four congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from.

Despite a lobbying effort by Trump and party leaders for a unified GOP front, four Republicans voted to condemn his remarks: moderate Reps.

"His "locker room" talk is now Oval Office talk", Omar said, referring to the phrase the President used to dismiss his remarks in 2016.

As he defends a series of controversial tweets and insists he's not racist, a jaw-dropping video of Donald Trump has just emerged.

Under House rules, a single member of the House can force an impeachment vote. He wrote that House Republicans should "not show "weakness" by agreeing to a resolution he labeled "a Democrat con game". "While 80% of Democrats believe the president is a racist, 85% of Republicans think the racism charges by his opponents are politically motivated".

"The persistent singling out-it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful", she said.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY, one of Trump's four targets, returned his fire. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) - and Pelosi came down on opposite sides of a bill for funding border security late last month.

That's not to say that all internal Democratic strains are resolved.

After the House voted 240-187 to condemn Trump's tweets, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy forced a vote to remove Pelosi's "racist" accusation from the record, which subsequently was blocked by House Democrats. Many want the 2020 campaigns to focus on progressive Democrats' demands for government-provided health care, abolishing the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and other hard-left policies. "He should be talking about things that unite, not divide us".

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