House Votes to Condemn Trump’s Tweets — Here’s Where Republicans Stood on the Issue

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Republican lawmakers are weighing in after the House condemned President Donald Trump after days of outrage over some of his tweets.

The House of Representatives passed a resolution, H.Res.489, by a 240-187 vote — mainly along party lines, with four Republicans joining in favor — late Tuesday to condemn the president’s “racist comments” about Democratic congresswomen.

Trump found himself in hot water after he tweeted on Sunday telling the Congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” He alluded to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her “squad,” Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is among several Republican lawmakers who called out the resolution. He said in a statement that it “serves no one and fixes nothing.”

Blasting the “socialist policies within the Democrat caucus,” the Republican lawmaker said the Democrats “rushed” to unify in “opposition to President Trump” during Tuesday’s vote.

“This resolution divides our nation and distracts us from addressing the issues the American people sent us here to solve,” Scalise said. “It’s time House Democrats start focusing on the real problems facing the American people, instead of their own.”

Labeling it “pure political theater,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) slammed the resolution as only meant to “add fuel to the fire.”

Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) explained that he was “tired of the kind of politics the resolution represents.”

“These resolutions are a political exercise pure and simple, and until they are applied consistently they don’t deserve to take the time of the House,” he tweeted.

Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) — who recently left the Republican Party and is critical of the president — offered a thought to Republican Congress members after Tuesday’s vote condemning Trump. Amash voted in support of the resolution.

The president even weighed in on the vote, calling it “great” to see how Republican lawmakers voted. “Wow!” he tweeted.

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flimsy1
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flimsy1

Pelosi is the one that should be labeled a RACIST. She has done more harm in this presidents 2 years than any other Senator. The OLD hag needs to go

Becky
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Becky

Blah blah blah blah. Never said their names. They can say and do anything they want but anyone says anything against them, well the democratic double standards seem to apply
They are an embarrassment to women , women of color, and all Of America! Please do go back to where you came from. Be it New York , Ohio or what not. Please, just get out of politics . You are a bunch of scabs

Morte206
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General Confusion is clearly confused all four women need to fix not hinder this country THEIR country. Trump rightly called them out on that.

Janice Dyer
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Justin Amash

@justinamash I am a Republican and President Trump and the conservative side of the party DOES represent my principles and values. I believe that President Trump supports our liberty and is doing his best for what is right for America, even though he is being fought every inch of the way by liberals and you RINOs! Just stay out of his way and America will be just fine!

Mary Hoberg
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is that a bad thing lets see if ey can accomplish that if they think they have all the answers maybe they should feel motivated to fix their countries

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