‘These are our sisters’: House to condemn Trump’s racist tweets
House Democrats are moving swiftly to deliver an extraordinary rebuke of President Donald Trump for his barrage of personal attacks against four high-profile freshman members of their caucus.
The House will vote Tuesday night on a resolution to sharply denounce Trump’s remarks as “racist,” lining up in support of the progressive squad and aiming to win support from at least some Republicans who have used similar language to condemn the tweets.
“I think this is an important vote we’re gonna have today,” said Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), chairman of the Rules Committee. “This is the first time that I can recall that were actually bringing a resolution to the floor condemning the president for his words, which were racist and disgusting.”
In a closed-door caucus meeting on Tuesday morning, Pelosi offered another strong defense of the freshmen who have been repeatedly targeted by Trump.
“These are our sisters,” Pelosi told the caucus, echoing earlier comments from Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) in defense of the progressive freshmen, according to a person in the room.
“This is, I hope, one where we will get Republican support. If they can’t support condemning the words of the President, well that’s a message in and of itself,” Pelosi told the caucus…….read more