Four Republicans joined newly Independent Amash and the House Democrats in expressing their displeasure in Donald Trump’s comments aimed at four women Democratic and progressive House lawmakers of color….
This has never happened before and will go down on the record of Donald Trump in office….
The condemnation is about Trump’s words and does NOT label the man a racist….(Many people NOW are calling Donald J. Trump just that….
The House on Tuesday voted to formally admonish President Trump, approving a resolution condemning as “racist” his tweets targeting four minority congresswomen.
The 240-187 vote fell largely along partisan lines, as GOP leaders rushed to the president’s defense in whipping against the measure.
Just four Republicans, Reps. Susan Brooks (Ind.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Will Hurd (Texas) and Fred Upton (Mich.), broke party ranks to join every voting Democrat in support, revealing the extent to which Trump retains his grip over the Republican Party even as his incendiary remarks renewed uncomfortable questions about the president’s approach to race relations.
Brooks is not running for reelection next year, but the other three lawmakers all are in races considered competitive. Six Republicans missed the vote.
Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.), who recently left the GOP over differences with Trump, also backed the resolution.
Trump’s remarks saying the progressive lawmakers should “go back” to the “places from which they came” sparked a tempest of outrage, with Democrats uniting to push back against the attack despite recent divisions between various factions of the party spilling into the public.
The resolution was led by freshman Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.), who is white but was born in Poland. He argued it was a necessary step to push back against racist rhetoric from the White House.
“Even if we may disagree on the details of immigration or border policy, racism is wrong, it is un-American,” Malinowski told The Hill.
“It’s not who we are. It is playing with fire because the words that the president used are heard by people with disturbed minds who do terrible things, violent things, and a line needs to be drawn,” he continued. “So that’s what we hope to do.”….
President Trump on Tuesday night praised House Republicans for their show of unity in voting against a Democrat-introduced resolution condemning as “racist” his tweets targeting four minority lawmakers.
“So great to see how unified the Republican Party was on today’s vote concerning statements I made about four Democrat Congresswomen,” Trump tweeted.
“If you really want to see statements, look at the horrible things they said about our Country, Israel, and much more,” he continued. “They are now the top, most visible members of the House Democrats, who are now wedded to this bitterness and hate…..