Not One Republican Votes to Allow Debate on Resolution Condemning Trump’s Racist Attacks

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Not a single House Republican on Tuesday voted to proceed to debate on a Democratic resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s racist attacks on progressive Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib.

The resolution (pdf)—which is on track to pass by Tuesday evening—”strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”

The procedural motion to begin debate passed by a vote of 233-190.

While a handful of Republican members of Congress have condemned Trump’s Twitter attacks, which said the freshman Democrats should “go back” to the countries “from which they came,” the vast majority have either stayed silent or defended the president.

During a press conference ahead of Tuesday’s vote, Republican congressional leaders defended Trump’s remarks and said his attacks on the four congresswomen were not racist.

“I believe this is about ideology,” said House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). “This is about socialism versus freedom.”

Heidi Hess, co-director of CREDO Action, said in a statement Tuesday that there is no doubt that the Trump’s comments were racist.

“Donald Trump is a racist—and he’s been a racist since long before entering the Oval Office,” said Hess. “Every single policy forced through by his administration has harmed black, brown, and immigrant communities. House Democrats must stand together with congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, and listen to these new leaders in the party who are fighting for their communities by standing up to Trump’s hate.”

Watch the debate on the resolution:

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scorpio57
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scorpio57

republicans always were, are and always will be ASSHOLES.

David Bishop
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David Bishop

We need to use the word ‘racist’ every time trump or a republican has to be mentioned. Keep the noise level high.

fishouttaH2o
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fishouttaH2o
They don’t seem to mind the racist attacks on Congresswomen, or all of the lies, or the pussy grabbing, or the rapes, or hanging out with people like his good buddy Epstein (birds of a feather),or his relationship with Kim & Putin, or paying off women he has sex with while his wife is home with a new baby, or attacks on John McCain & Gold Star families, children in cages & the lifetime of harm he is causing them. The list is endless. Good thing they’re the Family Values party. Can’t imagine what they’d condone if they didn’t have… Read more »
Dick Panico
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Dick Panico
…It would appear Trump’s in favor of sending his Daughter and Son outlaw , back ( as he’s been chanting) to his base , because in fact , Trump’s daughter , Ivanka has renounced her primary citizenship and Jesus Christ “as her lord and savior,” when she converted to become Jewish…She had to renounce Jesus to be allowed to convert to Judaism, and she did . Sooo, ether Trumps not thinking or he’s forgotten that she converted to become a Jew or he wants rid of her , and it’s his way of throwing her under the bus . Now… Read more »