Republicans aren’t all thrilled about President Trump’s latest racist remarks — but what was beyond the pale for most of them was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling them racist on the House floor.
GOP lawmakers on both sides of Capitol Hill grudgingly defended the president’s tweets and comments that their four nonwhite Democratic colleagues should “go back” to where they came from, that they “hate our country” and claims that they’re “pro-terrorist” on Tuesday.
Those unwilling to defend the comments mostly ducked and dodged questions, diving for elevators to avoid reporters. And even those who offered tepid criticism weren’t eager to do anything about it.
But they furiously sprang into action when Pelosi described the “president’s racist tweets” on the House floor, forcing a vote to get her words stricken from the Congressional Record as they claimed it was banned by House rules.
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