President Donald Trump’s latest Twitter controversy could be coming home to roost in the coming days, as a few tweets by POTUS has Capitol Hill in hysterics.
The President’s contentious statements, directed toward members of “the squad” of progressive democrats who oppose him, have been lambasted by lawmakers of all stripes, with some even claiming that they are evidence of the President’s alleged racism.
Trump’s allies have implied a different meaning to the comments, insisting that the President was inferring to the socio-economic realities of other nations – not their racial makeup – when he suggested that four Congresswomen go “back where they came from”.
Now, the House of Representatives is set to officially condemn the tweet.
The resolution twice refers to “racist comments” by Trump but does not call the president a racist.
In a closed-door meeting with House Democrats ahead of the vote, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said “these are our sisters” in reference to the four newly elected Democratic lawmakers: Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
Pelosi, D-Calif., insisted the resolution is about more than just “The Squad” — the nickname for the four congresswoman.
Pelosi and the other democrats are hoping to gain bipartisan support on the resolution after a number of prominent republicans have publicly distanced themselves from the President’s words.
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