US House Condemns President Trump For "Racist Comments"

Headline Roundup July 17th, 2019

The House voted to condemn President Donald Trump for "racist" tweets towards four minority Democratic congresswomen.

Many voices throughout the political spectrum report that this condemnation will bear no concrete penalties for Trump. Some voices on the left are concentrating on the apparent Congressional consensus that Trump's comments were meant to marginalize immigrants and minorities; some on the right are focusing on the House parliamentarian's decision to ban House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from speaking in the hearing for a short period of time after she made "personality-based comments."

US House Condemns President Trump For "Racist Comments"

From the Right
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US House, racism, tweets

In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump’s “racist comments” against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump’s Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn’t “a racist bone in my body.”

Two days after Trump tweeted that four Democratic freshmen should “go back” to their home countries — though all are citizens and three were born in the U.S.A. — Democrats muscled the resolution through the chamber by 240-187 over strong GOP opposition. The rebuke was an embarrassing one...

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From the Left
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The House voted on Tuesday night to condemn racist language from President Donald Trump, capping off a tumultuous couple of hours on Capitol Hill including a brief time in which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was barred from speaking in the chamber.

The vote was 240-187. Four Republicans and one independent -- Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan -- supported it as well as all Democrats who voted.

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, one of the congresswomen Trump attacked, said Tuesday's vote sent a message to young kids who "are wrestling...

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From the Center
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The Democratic-led House responded to Donald Trump’s sustained attacks on four female Democratic lawmakers by taking the extraordinary step of rebuking the president for racism.

The resolution -- backed Tuesday by all 235 Democrats, four Republicans and one independent -- accused the president of having “legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color,” a serious accusation that sharply draws the battle lines going into the 2020 elections.

Trump had egged Democrats on, issuing his tweets and incendiary remarks for three straight days. “It’s my opinion...

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