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House Democrat Banned From Speaking for Simply Listing Trump’s Trials

Posted on AllSides May 22nd, 2024
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Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) was temporarily banned from speaking on the House floor Wednesday by Republicans in the chamber, not for suggesting that Donald Trump is guilty of things he hasn’t been convicted of but simply for listing the particulars of his many ongoing legal battles.

McGovern took issue with being admonished for mentioning that Trump is on trial, while a Republican had previously referred to Trump’s ongoing hush-money trial as a “sham” without any pushback from the chair.

“Has the chair determined it’s unparliamentary to state a fact?” McGovern...

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