Dems are going wild since President Trump tweeted that congresswomen like AOC and Omar should leave America if they aren’t happy with our great nation!
Nancy Pelosi, whom Trump said would be “happy” to pay for “progressive” Democrat congresswomen to go back and fix the countries they came from, is still fuming from the president’s Sunday morning tweets.
She’s so mad that she lost it at a House meeting that happened a few hours ago and called for representatives to join together to condemn the president’s tweets as “racist!”
This prompted Majority Leader Hoyer to rule that she was out of order and a vote to be held on whether to strike what she said from the record.
Take a look at this news of Pelosi’s disorderly conduct that hit Twitter:
Jake Tapper gave a thourough play-by-play of what went down on the House floor:
The Washington Times has more in-depth details about Pelosi's violation of chamber rules:
The House ruled Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s criticism of President Trump violates the chamber’s rules.
Members, though, voted to keep her words in the official record despite GOP efforts to strike them in a 232-190 vote.
They also allowed Mrs. Pelosi to be able to continue debating on the House floor, in a 231-190 vote.
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer took over the gavel to make the announcement about Ms. Pelosi having violated the rules.
“The words used by the gentlewoman from California contained an accusation of racist behavior on the part of the President,” Mr. Hoyer said. “The words should not be used in debate.”
The top ranking House Democrat called the president’s comments about four freshman congresswomen — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib — “divisive and dangerous” to the country.
“Every single member of this institution, Democratic and Republican, should join us in condemning the president’s racist tweets,” she said. “To do anything less would be a shocking rejection of our values and a shameful abdication of our oath of office to protect the American people.”
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said Ms. Pelosi could have just taken back her words and apologized.
“What we just saw was a very sad day in this House — probably a historic day, so the very person who is supposed to uphold the rules broke the rules of the House,” the California Republican told reporters.
“Are they going to treat her different? You couldn’t even find a Democrat to stay in the chair to read what the parliamentarian decision is,” he added. “Decorum matters. The rules matter.”
Mr. Hoyer spoke out in defense of the Speaker following the vote.
“I strongly support Speaker Pelosi and her words that President Trump’s tweets demeaning Members of Congress of color were racist, words I echoed in my own remarks a short while beforehand,” he said in a statement. “The Democratic Majority will not allow the Speaker of the House or any Member to be silenced when it comes to calling out dangerous and inappropriate racist language by the President or any official holding a high office of trust on behalf of the American people.”
Mrs. Pelosi told reporters after the vote that she stood by her statement.
“I’m proud of the attention that is being called to it because what the president said was completely inappropriate against our colleagues, but not just against them, but against so many people in our country to say ‘Go back where you came from,’” the California Democrat said.
Rep. Doug Collins, ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, first called for Mrs. Pelosi’s comments to be taken down, calling them “unparliamentary.”
Mrs. Pelosi argued she had cleared her remarks with the parliamentarian before speaking.
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said although the speaker’s words violated the House rules, Democrats will likely keep them in the official record.
“Regardless of what the rules say, it appears political statements will rule the day,” the North Carolina Republican told reporters.
Fox News also had the following to say:
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday evening condemning President Trump's "racist" remarks this weekend -- although the moment was largely overshadowed by a dramatic floor fight earlier in the day that ended with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ruled out of order for a breach of decorum.
The unexpected mayhem in Congress, which briefly resulted in the revocation of Pelosi's speaking privileges on the House floor, left commentators and lawmakers stunned. "So, Democrats vote to break House rules and decorum, so that they can call Trump out on decorum. Surreal," wrote Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel.
The final resolution, entitled "H. Res. 489 — Condemning President Trump’s racist comments directed at Members of Congress," passed by a vote of 240-187. All Democrats voted yea, with Republicans joining them: Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, Will Hurd, Fred Upton and Susan Brooks.
Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, who recently left the Republican Party after calling for Trump's impeachment, also voted yes. The rest of the Republicans voted no.
The resolution asserted that "President Donald Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color." The document mentioned Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, and quoted luminaries such as Benjamin Franklin, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President John Kennedy and President Ronald Reagan.
Trump had tweeted on Sunday that unnamed "Democrat Congresswomen" should go back and fix the "corrupt" and "crime infested places" from which they came and then "come back and show us how it's done." He later all but affirmed he was referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley -- all of whom, except Omar, were born in the United States.
But, what Democrat leaders envisioned as a moment of Democrat unity turned out to be a striking display of disarray. As Pelosi spoke in favor of the resolution on the floor, she used frank and unsparing terms about Trump's comments -- and soon became the story herself.
"There is no place anywhere for the president's words, which are not only divisive, but dangerous -- and have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color," Pelosi, D-Calif., said. "It's so sad because you would think that there would be a given that we would universally, in this body, just say, 'Of course. Of course.'"
Pelosi continued, her voice rising: "There's no excuse for any response to those words but a swift and strong unified condemnation. Every single member of this institution, Democratic and Republican, should join us in condemning the president's racist tweets. To do anything less would be a shocking rejection of our values, and a shameful abdication of our oath of office to protect the American people. I urge a unanimous vote, and yield back the balance of my time."
Georgia Republican Rep. Doug Collins rose to challenge her and demand that her words be "taken down." The extraordinary rebuke was the first of its kind involving a member of Congress and a speaker of the House in decades.
Collins immediately stood and asked if Pelosi wanted to "rephrase that comment."
"I have cleared my remarks with the parliamentarian before I read them," Pelosi claimed, before walking away to applause.
"Can I ask the words be taken down? I make a point of order that the gentlewoman's words are unparliamentary and be taken down," Collins said.
Trump says the issue is not about him, but rather what Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayana Pressley and Ilhan Omar say and do; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.
Fox News is told Collins used House Rule XVII, Clause 1(B). That rule requires that remarks on the floor “be confined to the question under debate, avoiding personality."
"The chair will remind all members, please, please, do not make personality-based comments," Cleaver said.
Collins then repeated his request to strike Pelosi's comments. For more than 30 minutes after Collins' objection, House members were huddled with the parliamentarian, Thomas J. Wickham Jr., to determine next steps.
As the consultation dragged on, Pelosi then appeared to leave the House floor, which itself constituted a violation of House Rules when someone’s words were taken down. Members are supposed to be seated on the floor when a member’s words are stricken.