US House of Representatives Votes to Condemn President Trump’s Statements

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US House of Representatives Votes to Condemn President Trump’s Statements
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US House of Representatives Votes to Condemn President Trump’s Statements
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The US House of Representatives passed a resolution last night condemning President Trump’s comments about four freshman congresswomen. The president has been attacking the group of Democrats for days, suggesting they leave the United States if they dislike the country. Every Democratic member of the House, and four Republicans, voted in favor of the resolution.

The resolution, “H Res. 489 – Condemning President Trump’s racist comments directed at Members of Congress,” succeeded with a vote of 240 to 187 in the Democratically controlled House. Congressman Justin Amash, who recently rescinded his membership to the Republican Party, also voted in favor of the resolution. His vote of support wasn’t too surprising, considering the congressman has publicly advocated for President Trump’s impeachment.

“Every single member of this institution, Democratic and Republican, should join us in condemning the president’s racist tweets,” Nancy Pelosi said on the House floor. “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.”

However, Pelosi’s comments were immediately rebuked by Republican Congressman Doug Collins. Collins accused Pelosi’s statements of violating House rules. The objections ultimately led to a 30-minute hiatus, causing Congressman Emanuel Cleaver to abandon the chair out of frustration.

Later that evening, Democratic Congressman Al Green reintroduced a resolution to initiate articles of impeachment against the president. The resolution should be up for consideration today or tomorrow. The House will then decide whether to allow a vote, postpone the decision until later, or simply scrap the resolution altogether.

President Trump had this to say on Twitter about the vote:

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