For Hoyer, the parliamentary concerns raised by Republicans were “games” that distracted from the purpose of Tuesday’s House resolution.
“Members chose to play games with the rules rather than allow an honest debate over the racist words used by President Trump,” he wrote in a statement.
Rep. Elijah Cummings voted alongside all his Democratic colleagues, and four wayward Republicans, in favor of the resolution.
“Although the president has indicated that there are ‘many people [who] agree with’ his comments, I, and many Americans, were disappointed that the individual who acts as our representative on the world stage would share these racist sentiments,” the Baltimore Democrat wrote in a statement.
Rep. Jamie Raskin was a co-author of the resolution.
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"He could have meant go back to the district they came from — to the neighborhood they came from,” he told WBAL.
He voted against Tuesday’s resolution.
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger tweeted Monday that the president should apologize to the congresswomen — Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.