It’s Happening: House Democrats Schedule a Vote to Start Impeaching President Trump
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Jul 18, 2019,
Jul 18, 2019, 0:33
On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the " "Progressive" Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe" should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came".
While a number of Republicans have spoken out against Trump's racist comments, Ocasio-Cortez said "absolutely not" enough GOP members had condemned the USA leader's words.
Earlier this month Ocasio-Cortez said she thought Pelosi's comments about her and the other three felt like they were being singled out as "newly elected women of color".
Fellow Texan Pete Olson also distanced himself, saying he is proud to represent "the most diverse Congressional district in America", and urged the president to disavow his comments.
Three of the four lawmakers were born in the United States, and Omar is a naturalized citizen who was born in Somalia.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday defiantly responded to President Donald Trump's continued attacks on her and other minority Democratic congresswomen, calling him out for the various sexual assault allegations made against him and his boasts on the infamous 2005 "Access Hollywood" video. The vote was 240 in favour and 187 against, with four Republicans supporting. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Fred Upton of Michigan, Will Hurd of Texas and Susan Brooks of IN, who is retiring. "At the highest level of government, there's no room for racism".
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As he defends a series of controversial tweets and insists he's not racist, a jaw-dropping video of Donald Trump has just emerged.
The four-page measure traced the country's history of welcoming immigrants from colonial times and includes an entire page of quotes from Republican President Ronald Reagan.
"You know, they talk about people of color", Kelly told a Vice News reporter before the vote.
While the House vote fell for the most part along party lines, Republican Reps. Ironically, what unfolded on the floor of the House became yet another embarrassing example of Democrat hypocrisy, as Pelosi proceeded to unapologetically break a Democrat-created parliamentarian rule in her effort to label Trump a racist.
"She's the new member, not the speaker", Tlaib said, referring to Ocasio-Cortez. It's also behavior that's unbecoming of the leader of the free world.
The four rebellious freshmen backed Rep. Steven Cohen of Tennessee in unsuccessfully seeking a House to vote on a harsher censure of Trump's tweets.