On July 16, the U.S. House formally condemned President Donald Trump's recent tweets telling four Democratic congresswomen of color that they should "go back" to where they came from as racistin a vote split largely along party lines.
The vote was 240-187, with only four Republicans voting with Democrats, USA Today noted. Those Republicans were Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan, Rep. Will Hurd of Texas and outgoing Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, who recently left the GOP to become an independent, also voted in support of the resolution.
The resolution specifically called Trump's comments about "The Squad"Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York; Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota; Ayanna Pressley, D-Massachusetts; and Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan"racist" and says the attacks have "legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color."
Before the vote, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ( D-California ) called the president's tweets racist, Rep. Doug Collins, R-Georgia, tried to interrupt and cut off her speech.