Some of the Democrat freshmen in the U.S. House of Representatives are not taking long to show hostility toward President Donald Trump. However, this Democrat got scolded by her presiding officer after her anti-Trump rant.
During her floor speech on Tuesday, newly-elected Rep. Ayana Pressley (D-Mass.) took a swipe at the president for allegedly dishonoring the American people and devaluing the life of immigrants.
“I rise today in opposition to the occupant of the White House,” Pressley said. “Mr. Trump, you took an oath just as I did five days ago to protect and defend the Constitution and the American people.”
“Sir, you dishonor that oath. You devalue the life of the immigrant, the worker, and the survivor. I see right through you and so do the American people.”
The freshman congresswoman went on to say that Trump’s push for border wall funding amid the partial government shutdown has “nothing to do with border security.”
“I rise today in support of the survivor fleeing violent hands, seeking safety, only to find the shelter door locked because of your shutdown,” Pressley said.
The Democrat presiding officer then scolded Pressley, reminding members to “refrain from engaging in personalities toward the president.”
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Ayanna Pressley to Trump: "You took an oath just as I did 5 days ago to protect and defend the Constitution and the American people. Sir, you dishonor that oath. You devalue the life of the immigrant, worker, and survivor. I see right through you and so do the American people." pic.twitter.com/DhCKzLEqKX
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Pressley is among some of her fellow Democratic freshmen who have stirred things up in Washington, D.C. shortly after their swearing-in ceremony.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) has been in the spotlight for a long time since she previously compared the migrant caravan to Nazi Germany then targetted Donald Trump Jr. after her remarks in a recent “60 Minutes” interview, while Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has taken flak for her profane impeachment comment.
Pressley’s call that the president dishonors Americans and devalues immigrants comes as President Trump is set to address the border wall “crisis” amid the government shutdown during a televised presidential message scheduled for 9 p.m. on Tuesday.