The House votes to condemn Donald Trump for racist attack on four non-white female lawmakers, with four Republicans joining the Democrats in a stinging repudiation.
The four Republicans voting with Democrats are Brian Fitzpatrick (PA), Susan Brooks (IN), Will Hurd (TX) and Fred Upton (MI), along with Justin Amash, who recently left the party and is now an independent.
The rebuke came three days after Trump told Reps. Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib to go back to the “crime-infested places from which you came.” It should be noted that all four women are American citizens — three are natural born, while Omar is naturalized.
The vote was 240-187, with six Republicans not voting at all. I can tell you right now, this is a bad day for Republicans. They are going over a cliff to please a racist bigot. This is significant because it is a huge black mark on Trump’s record (as if his entire presidency isn’t a humongous black mark).
In this House, we speak truth to power. pic.twitter.com/obQc9WqpY1
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 16, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Trump’s racist comments during her speech on the floor, which prompted Doug Collins (R-GA) to demand that her remarks be stricken from the record. That vote failed. Her comments will be a part of the record.
NEWS: Here’s the House Dem-led resolution condemning Trump’s racist tweets. Introduced by Rep. Tom @Malinowski
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) July 15, 2019
Reaction on Twitter:
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 16, 2019
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) July 16, 2019
Media: @AprilDRyan to @ErinBurnett: "I'm a black woman who identifies with those #congressional leaders. All you have to do is change the names. It could have been me. @realDonaldTrump has already called me a loser and nasty. This is the ramping up of the 2020 [#Trump] campaign." pic.twitter.com/ekO8HwnlT3
— Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson) July 16, 2019
George Wallace would be so envious of this rush to defend a racist.
— John Weaver (@jwgop) July 16, 2019