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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2676

US House Voted Against Trump For His Twitter Attacks Against Congresswomen

Washington DC, 17 July, (Asiantribune.com):

The US House of Representatives voted largely along party lines Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump's Twitter attacks against four Democratic congresswoman of color, with just four House Republicans and one independent lawmaker siding with Democrats to adopt the measure.

Earlier on Sunday, US President Donald Trump told Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other women of color in Congress to "go back" to the countries they came from.

On Monday, Trump doubled down, telling these four U.S. citizens to leave the country if they don't like it.

The resolution rebuking Trump's attacks against four House Democrats passed in a 240-187 vote on Tuesday evening after raucous debate on the House floor. Republicans argued House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's criticisms of Trump's comments ran afoul of House rules prohibiting lawmakers from saying the president made a "bigoted or racist" statement, prompting a parliamentary ruling and a series of procedural votes, including one allowing her to continue speaking on the floor.

In a series of tweets over the weekend, Trump first criticized the progressive Democratic congresswomen for what he characterized as "horrible and disgusting actions," telling them to stop criticizing the government and "go back" to where they came from.

- Asian Tribune –

From left, Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hold a news conference
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