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US House Passes Resolution Calling Donald Trump's Comments Racist (7/16/2019)
 


17 July 2019 at 10:57:11 AM
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What comments were those? Attacks he made on AMERICAN congresswomen, 3 of whom were born here and one which came here and because a citizen. NYTimes

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly ...

... and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how. ...

... it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!

Seth Meyers

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Pelosi Floor Speech in Support of Resolution Condemning President Trump’s Racist Comments Directed at Members of Congress

JULY 16, 2019

Speaker Pelosi. Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.  I thank the gentleman for yielding.  I thank him for his leadership in so many ways in this Congress.  Mr. Nadler, thank you, Mr. Chairman.  I commend Mr. Malinowski and Mr. Raskin for bringing this important resolution to the Floor.

Mr. Speaker, I come to this Floor prayerfully.  It is really very, very sad.  It was interesting to me, and I spoke out about this, that on Sunday in Catholic Masses, and I don’t know beyond that, that the Gospel of the day was the Gospel of the Good Samaritan.

A person asked Jesus, ‘What do I have to do to enter the kingdom of heaven?’ And Christ replied, ‘Love thy neighbor as thy self.  Show mercy.’

That very same day – oh, and then went on to talk – and then he said, ‘Well, how do I do this?’ And Jesus gave him the example of the Good Samaritan.

Everyone is familiar with how a stranger helped another stranger, a foreigner helped another foreigner. The Good Samaritan.

‘Love thy neighbor as thy self. Show mercy.’

On that very same day, coincidentally, ironically, sadly – whatever adverb you want to use – the President was instituting raids into the homes of families.

I went to Spanish Mass this weekend and saw the dignity of those families, the beauty of the children and the fear that the President had struck in their hearts as we were listening to the Gospel of the Good Samaritan, to show mercy and love thy neighbor as thyself.

That very same day, unfortunately, there were those who were not informed by that Gospel. And so here we are later in that day – It was stunning to hear the words that were used – ‘Go home’ – to some of our colleagues.  The same words that were used to so many people in our country, whether because they weren’t born here or because they didn’t look like some others here: ‘Go home.’

As annoyed and insulted as we all should be about the President saying this about our colleagues, it is also not showing mercy for him to say that about so many people in our country as he wants to split up families.

So I thank Mr. Malinowski, Mr. Raskin for the opportunity to speak to the statements that the President made later in the day of the gospel of the Good Samaritan.  Mr. Malinowski was born abroad.  Mr. Raskin, for his firm leadership in advancing this important resolution.

The House, hopefully, has come together, standing as one, to denounce the White House’s xenophobic attacks on our Members, on our people, and to defend the values of America.

And what is America?  America is many things.  The land of a great Constitution, which is under threat.  A beautiful land that God has given us, which is being degraded.  Values that we share that are being undermined.  But America is also a nation largely, but not totally, largely of immigrants.

As this Resolution so beautifully states, ‘The Founders conceived America as a haven for refuge, for people fleeing from religious and political persecution and Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison’ – having opposite views on other subjects – ‘all emphasized that the nation gained as it attracted new people in search of freedom and livelihood for their families.’

The resolution quotes our most iconic Presidents who all recognize that immigrants are the constant reinvigoration of America; of hope, determination, optimism, and courage to make the future better.  Those are American values.  Those are American traits – hope, optimism, courage, and many of these immigrants, when they come here with those values and those traits make America more American.

Franklin Roosevelt said, ‘Remember always that all of us and you and I especially are descendants from immigrants.’

President John F. Kennedy, who wrote that, ‘The contribution of immigrants can be seen in every aspect of our national life.’

And President Ronald Reagan, he said it so beautifully in his last speech as President of the United States which is quoted in this resolution, who said, ‘If we ever close the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost.’

Yet, the President’s comments about our colleagues this weekend show that he does not share those American values.  These comments from the White House are disgraceful and disgusting, and those comments are racist.

How shameful to hear him continue to defend those offensive words.  Words that we have all heard him repeat, not only about our Members, but about countless others.

Our Caucus will continue to forcefully respond to those attacks on our Members, which reflect a fundamental disrespect for the beautiful diversity of America.

There is no place anywhere for the President’s words, which are not only divisive but dangerous, and have ‘legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.’

It’s so sad because you would think that there would be a given that we would universally in this body just say, of course, of course, and there is no excuse for any response to those words but a swift and strong unified condemnation.

Every single Member of this institution, Democratic and Republican, should join us in condemning the President’s racist tweets.  To do anything less would be a shocking rejection of our values and a shameful abdication of our oath of office to protect the American people.  I urge a unanimous vote and yield back the balance of my time.

At best what Trump says is bigoted, in the same way that narrow-minded bigot people are quick to tell others they don't agree with, in contravention of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, to go back home if they don't tow the line. The people that say that do not honor the constitution. But ONLY targeting 4 women of color is racist. It's not like there aren't a bunch of other congresspeople  who were born outside the United States, including both Republicans and Democrats. That does NOT INCLUDE 3 of the people Trump attacked.

 

POLITICIAN COUNTRY/PLACE OF BIRTH PARTY POSITION

ADRIANO ESPAILLAT

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

DEMOCRATIC

REP. FROM NEW YORK

Albio Sires

Cuba

Democratic

Rep. from New Jersey

Chris Van Hollen

Pakistan

Democratic

Senator from Maryland

Dan Crenshaw

United Kingdom

Republican

Rep. from Texas

David Rouzer

West Germany

Republican

Rep. from North Carolina

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Ecuador

Democratic

Rep. from Florida

Diana DeGette

Japan

Democratic

Rep. from Colorado

Don Beyer

Trieste

Democratic

Rep. from Virginia

 

Don McEachin

West Germany

Democratic

Rep. from Virginia

Ilhan Omar

Somalia

Democratic

Rep. from Minnesota

Jesús "Chuy" García

Mexico

Democratic

Rep. from Illinois

Jim Himes

Peru

Democratic

Rep. from Connecticut

Mark Meadows

France

Republican

Rep. from North Carolina

Mazie Hirono

Japan

Democratic

Senator from Hawaii

Michael F. Bennet

India

Democratic

Senator from Colorado

Norma J. Torres

Guatemala

Democratic

Rep. from California

Pramila Jayapal

India

Democratic

Rep. from Washington

Raja Krishnamoorthi

India

Democratic

Rep. from Illinois

Raul Ruiz

Mexico

Democratic

Rep. from California

Salud Carbajal

Mexico

Democratic

Rep. from California

Sean Casten

Ireland

Democratic

Rep. from Illinois

Sean Patrick Maloney

Canada

Democratic

Rep. from New York

Sharice Davids

Germany

Democratic

Rep. from Kansas

Stephanie Murphy

Vietnam

Democratic

Rep. from Florida

Susan Wild

West Germany

Democratic

Rep. from Pennsylvania

Tammy Duckworth

Thailand

Democratic

Senator from Illinois

Ted Lieu

Taiwan

Democratic

Rep. from California

Ted Rafael E. Cruz

Canada

Republican

Senator from Texas

Tom Malinowski

Poland

Democratic

Rep. from New Jersey

Notice that includes Ted Cruz. And, Mitch Mcconnell was asked about his wife, who is a cabinet member and was born in Taiwan

CNN's Manu Raju asked McConnell during the press conference whether he'd consider it racist if someone told his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who was born in Taiwan, to go back to the country she was born in. 

"You're married to an immigrant who's a naturalized U.S. citizen. If someone was to tell her she should go back to her country because of her criticism of federal policy, wouldn't you consider that a racist attack?" Raju asked. 

McConnell responded by celebrating his wife's story, noting that she came to the U.S. at "age 8, legally, not speaking a word of English."

He added that Chao "has realized the American dream, and I think all of us think that this is a process of renewal that’s gone on in this country for a very long time, and it’s good for America and we ought to continue it.

Notice that he  didn't answer the question about whether saying that to his wife would be a racist attack.

Trump missed telling his own wife to go home. 

As the above commenter says, this country was FORMED in dissent, showing Trump's fundamental misunderstanding about what this country is about. 

 

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