House votes in favor of condemning Trump's 'racist comments' directed at AOC, 3 other congresswomen of color

David Caplan
July 16, 2019 - 6:52 pm

From left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., respond to remarks by President Donald Trump after his call for the four Democratic congresswomen to go back to their "broken" countries, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. All are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


WASHINGTON (1010 WINS/AP) -- The House of Representatives voted in favor Tuesday of a resolution condemning President Donald Trump for telling four Democratic congresswomen of color -- Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley -- to "go back" to their countries of origin.

Three of the four women were born in the U.S.

Tuesday's vote was 240-187 and was solidly opposed by Republicans. It came after Trump and top congressional Republicans denied he is a racist and urged GOP lawmakers to oppose the Democratic measure.

4 Republicans voted in favor of the resolution: Reps. Will Hurd, Fred Upton, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Susan Brooks.

Rep. Justin Amash, who announced this month he's left the Republican party, also voted in favor of the resolution.

185 Republicans votes against the resolution.

The resolution says the House "strongly condemns" Trump's "racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color."

Republicans say Democrats are using the uproar over Trump's comments to score political points. But Democrats say such comments were revolting and needed to be vilified, especially coming from the president.

Trump didn't back down and tweeted that lawmakers unhappy with the U.S. "can leave."

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