Members of the House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday to disavow the most recent tweets from Trump, aimed at four freshman congresswoman, inciting hatred by inviting them to go back to their home countries. The vote passed 240-187 with four Republicans and one Independent who supported the resolution, CNN reports.
The House of Representatives moved to vote on a resolution condemning Trump’s tweets after many commentators noticed that not one Republican publicly called out Trump over his statement.
The past four days proved to be tense in Washington D.C. after Trump tweeted a racist robocall, aimed at Reps. Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Since the media has allowed commentators to debate whether or not Trump’s statement was racist, instead of also urging congress to take action in the unconstitutionally of several actions during his presidency.
However, the vote almost got mired down in a partisan effort by the Republicans who called Speaker Nancy Pelosi into question over her direct statement of calling Trump’s tweets racist. Naysayers brought up a House rule which said no one is allowed to personally attack the President or other members of congress on the House floor and would in turn revoke said person’s speaking privileges. The vote on whether or not Pelosi would have her speaking privileges reinstated took well over an hour.