The House voted Tuesday to condemn comments from President Donald Trump that have been criticized as racist, with some Democrats complaining that party leaders aren’t punching back hard enough.
The 240-187 vote backed a resolution that “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.” Several Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the measure.
The resolution passed largely along party lines — 235 Democrats joined by only four Republican supported the measure — following hours of back-and-forth and gamesmanship between Republicans and Democrats, which included a GOP objection to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s remarks about Trump, and whether she would be allowed to keep speaking on the floor.
The four Republicans who voted in favor of the resolution, which “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color,” were Reps. Will Hurd of Texas, Fred Upton of Michigan, Susan Brooks of Indiana and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania. Rep. Justin Amash, who announced his departure from the Republican Party earlier this month, also voted in favor of the resolution.
— ABC News (@ABC) July 16, 2019
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 16, 2019
BREAKING: House votes 240-187 to condemn Trump’s weekend tweets as racist.
All 235 Democrats voted yes.
Four Republicans and one independent (Amash) joined them.
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) July 16, 2019
231-190: House votes to restore Speaker Pelosi floor speaking privileges for rest of today on party line vote, lost when the chair (Majority Leader Hoyer) ruled her words calling the President’s remarks “racist” were out of order. Amash-I joined all Republicans in voting No. pic.twitter.com/nT2Suqx4UH
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) July 16, 2019
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