House votes to condemn Trump for ‘racist comments’

The House on Tuesday voted to formally admonish President Trump, approving a resolution condemning as “racist” his tweets targeting four minority congresswomen.

The 240-187 vote fell largely along partisan lines, as GOP leaders rushed to the president’s defense in whipping against the measure.

Just four Republicans, Reps. Susan Brooks (Ind.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Will Hurd (Texas) and Fred Upton (Mich.), broke party ranks to join every voting Democrat in support, revealing the extent to which Trump retains his grip over the Republican Party even as his incendiary remarks renewed uncomfortable questions about the president’s approach to race relations.

Brooks is not running for reelection next year, but the other three lawmakers all are in races considered competitive. Six Republicans missed the vote.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Gary Hull says:

    It would appear that the demoncratic party has made itself the sole determining group as to what is considered racist. This in itself is the highest form of racism. After reading the original tweet from the President several times I do not see anything that is remotely racist;however, those who side with the demoncrats will now call me racist because I disagree. This is truth as close as I can make it. If you cannot see pull your head out of the sand.

  • Dan says:

    Don’t these people have anything better to do? Oh yeah, most of them are probably planning on what they’ll be doing during the August recess…….

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