Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s tweets disgraceful, disgusting, and racist, so Republicans tried to have her words removed from the record.
Republicans try to silence Pelosi after she calls Trump’s tweets racist
These comments from the White House are disgraceful and disgusting, and these comments are racist. How shameful to hear him continue to defend the offensive words. Words we have heard him repeat not only about our members but about countless others. Our caucus will continue to forcefully respond to these attacks which reflect a fundamental disrespect for the beautiful diversity of America. There’s no place anywhere for the president’s words which are not only divisive but dangerous and have legitimatized an increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.
It’s so sad because you would think there would be a given that we would in this body just say, of course. Of course. There’s no excuse for my response to be those words but a swift and strong unified condemnation. 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 so and yield back the balance of my time.
Speaker Pelosi called Trump's tweets racist, but instead of supporting her, House Republicans tried to have her words taken down. pic.twitter.com/z3GudthtNS
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) July 16, 2019
Republicans responded, not with shame, or agreement, but they tried to remove the Speaker’s words from the record. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) claimed that Pelosi violated a House rule against personal disparagement, even though the Speaker cleared her remarked with the parliamentarian before she delivered them.
Instead of standing up against Trump’s racist attacks on their own colleagues, House Republicans are trying to sweep their racist president’s words under the rug and silence the Speaker of the House.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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