President Trump Facing Congressional Censure
The House will vote Tuesday evening
A resolution condemning what Democrats say were “racist, sexist and xenophobic” tweets made by President Trump regarding four Congresswomen will come the House floor later tonight. The drama unfolded after an early morning series of tweets made by the President aimed at Congresswomen Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.
In the tweets he stated the four women come from “countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe” and that instead of telling the U.S. how to run its government they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”. This despite the fact that three of the women are natural-born Americans and the other is a naturalized citizen.
The President was immediately slammed by critiques. Even some Republicans have condemned Trump’s words but he’s standing by his words. Since the initial tweets he has sent out additional ones in his own defense. Meanwhile, social and news media has been aflame with those condemning his words as well. The women at the center of the controversy responded though in different ways.
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (or AOC as che is commonly known) and Ilhan Omar immediately took to Twitter to condemn Trump’s tweets. Both took the high road pointing out that the only country they swear to is the United States and that is why they are fighting to protect it.
Pressely and Tlaib later participated in a press conference with AOC and Omar to address the issue. All four women encouraged Americans not to be fooled into being distracted by the President’s tweets.
Still other member of the Democratic Party have not been so quick to move on. Hence the vote on a censure resolution later tonight.
Does it mean anything?
Not really. While the resolution will likely pass, censures are not looked at now the way they once were. This in addition to the type of President Trump is. If he doesn’t consider it a “badge of honor” he will simply use it took further embolden his supporters. Trumpers, as they are called, have believed from day one that the President suffers from constant unfair attacks by Democrats and the media.
Any suggestion of an apology will go much like it has over the last few days, with a refusal and probably more tweeting. Scratch that, definitely more tweeting.