The final vote was 240-187, with only four Republicans on board, but the message was clear. The House has condemned President Donald Trump for his racist comments regarding for four Representatives to “go back to where they came from.”
The Washington Post writes:
“The imagery of the 240-to-187 vote was stark: A diverse Democratic caucus cast the president’s words as an affront to millions of Americans and descendants of immigrants while Republican lawmakers — the vast majority of them white men — stood with Trump against a resolution that rejected his “racist comments that have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”
Trump tweeted earlier Tuesday that “he didn’t have a racist bone in his body.”
Civil rights champion Rep. John Lewis said on the House floor, “I know racism when I see it. I know racism when I feel it. And at the highest levels of government, there is no room for racism.”
The targets of Trump’s fury are progressive women of color — first-term Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, all of whom have called for impeaching the president. Tlaib has occasionally used obscene language.