Anti-American is Mitch McConnell
The US House of Representatives condemns Donald Trump's "racist comments"
On Sunday, Donald Trump berated immigrant American congressmen on Twitter. The American President followed suit on Monday. On Tuesday, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives officially condemned his actions.
The American House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Democrats, has condemned the attacks by President Donald Trump against four Democratic MPs, which have been criticized as racist. 240 MPs voted for a resolution on Tuesday evening, including four Republicans and independent MP Justin Amash, who recently left the party. 187 MPs voted against the non-binding declaration. The Republican leadership had previously backed Trump. Before the vote, chaotic scenes played out in the Congress Chamber.
The resolution states that Trump's “racist remarks” legitimized and intensified hatred of people with foreign roots and other skin colors. The resolution was introduced on Monday by MP Tom Malinowski in the large Chamber of Congress in Washington.
Tomorrow the House will take up my resolution condemning the president's racist remarks. It will ask all members to choose: do we embrace President Reagan's vision of an America made stronger by immigrants and refugees, or President Trump's message of fear? https://t.co/xvT3Vxhjpq- Tom Malinowski (@Malinowski) July 16, 2019
The text goes on to say that in America it does not matter what race or ethnicity you belong to - whoever upholds the ideals of equality, freedom, inclusion and democracy mentioned in the constitution is patriotic. Trump violated this noble requirement with his racist statements. Among other things, the president said that congressmen who immigrated from other countries had no place in the American parliament or in America, says Malinowski's resolution, who was born in Poland.
Pressure on Republicans
The Democrats also wanted to hold the vote on Tuesday because they wanted to force the Republicans in the House of Representatives to show their colors in the emotional debate about presidential racism.
The Chamber's Democratic Chair, Nancy Pelosi, gave a speech in advance of calling on Republicans to support the declaration and "condemn the president's racist tweets."
Republican MP Doug Collins then wanted Pelosi's remarks about Trump to be removed from the minutes. He argued they were against House rules. Chaos ensued as the two sides argued back and forth over procedural issues. The vote was delayed.
Dodging the Republican leadership
The Republican party leadership had previously remained silent on Trump's remarks and stood behind him on Tuesday. Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on all sides to hold back in tone. The rhetoric across the political spectrum is heated, the tone is not good for the country, he said. McConnell avoided multiple questions as to whether Trump's tweets were racist. All he said was that the president was not a racist.
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy denied allegations that the president's news was racist. He believes the debate about it is ideologically and politically motivated.
Trump was still unmoved on Monday and asked the four MPs to apologize "for our country" on Twitter. He also accused the "radical" congressmen alternately of being anti-American or communist.
When will the Radical Left Congress women apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
Trump gives the chief strategist
"If you don't like it here, you can go," he wrote in capital letters to the address of the elected representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York), Ilhan Omar (Minnesota), Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) and Ayanna Pressley ( Massachusetts). The four politicians, all of whom have dark skin, are American - only Omar was born abroad. She was born in Somalia, but was naturalized in the United States as a teenager. Pressley is black, Ocasio-Cortez's parents come from the American Caribbean Territory of Puerto Rico, whose citizens are US citizens anyway, and Tlaib has Palestinian roots.
Trump also wrote that the controversy will ultimately have a negative impact on the Democrats because the party leadership is now showing solidarity with the four young politicians - and is thus also adopting the sharp left-wing course that they are steering. This role is up to the President: He likes to play the talented chief strategist who succeeds time and again in setting topics and drawing the general public's attention to the misconduct of the opponent. It is true that the positions represented by Ocasio-Cortez or Omar do not have a majority in large parts of America. Omar's sharp criticism of Israel met with resistance from within the party. And Ocasio-Cortez's environmental policy proposals are too radical in the eyes of many Americans.
With his racist attacks on the young women, Trump could also offend circles who generally agree with his program. Ilhan Omar said at a press conference on Monday with her three counterparts that the president launched a “blatantly racist” attack to distract attention from the corruption of his government. “That is the agenda of white nationalists, regardless of whether it happens in chat rooms or on national television. And now it has reached the garden of the White House. "
Omar and her party colleagues Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley emphasized at the appearance in Congress that they would not be intimidated by Trump. Pressley said the Republican should not be "baited" as a distraction from the "heartless, chaotic and corrupt" culture in his government. Omar and Tlaib also spoke out in favor of initiating impeachment proceedings against Trump.
Trump started the dispute on Sunday when he asked unnamed congressmen on Twitter to “go back” to the countries of origin of their families. He wrote: "Why don't they go back and help rebuild the utterly shattered and crime-ridden places they came from?" On Monday he called MP Omar by name in the White House. One of the reasons for his criticism of her was that she had repeatedly praised the terrorist organization al-Qaeda. The president doesn't seem to mind that this is an invention.
So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly. .....- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
.... it is done. These places need your help badly, you can't leave almost enough. I'm sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
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