Minnesota's congressional delegation voted along party lines Tuesday on a resolution condemning President Trump over racist comments aimed at their peer, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and three other women of color who serve in Congress.
In total, four congressional Republicans voted for the resolution that said “President Trump's racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.” It passed the Democrat-led House of Representatives in a 240-187 vote.Here's the resolution condemning Trump's racist comments about congresswomen
Trump has insisted he’s not racist, while also telling four Democratic congresswomen to go back to their "broken and crime infested" countries. All four women are U.S. citizens and three were born in this country. Omar was born in Somalia and served in the Minnesota Legislature before winning a seat in Congress.
Despite widespread condemnation of his remarks, Trump’s Twitter feed has riled up his base across the U.S. and here in Minnesota.
Trump supporters at a rally in St. Louis Park on Monday night criticized Omar, who represents the suburb southwest of Minneapolis. One man carried a sign saying she should be deported. That night, the St. Louis Park council voted to reinstate the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance as part of future meetings, after Trump and others drew attention to a move to stop saying it.
Here’s how the Minnesota congressional delegation voted on Tuesday’s resolution:
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