Most Texas Republicans vote against U.S. House resolution condemning Trump for racist tweet
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Most Texas Republicans vote against U.S. House resolution condemning Trump for racist tweet

ABBY LIVINGSTON |
July 17, 2019

All Democrats voted in favor of the resolution, which passed in a near party-line vote. Only one Texas Republican, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, joined Democrats in the vote.


WASHINGTON — Congressional Texans largely voted along party lines Tuesday night as the U.S. House passed a resolution to condemn President Donald Trump for his tweets over the weekend suggesting four Democratic members of Congress — all women of color — should "go back" to "where they came from."

All but one Texas Republican present for the vote — U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes — voted against the measure, while Democrats were unanimous in their support.

At issue were comments in which the president said the U.S. representatives ought to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places where they came from." The comments were universally interpreted as referring to U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

Three of the women were born in the United States; all four are citizens.

Credit by - The texas tribune

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