Lawmakers react to Trump's racial tweets
By: Tim Murray - Tuesday, July 16, 2019

WASHINGTON -- We're hearing from the four women of color in Congress that President Trump said should go back to the countries they came from, despite three of the lawmakers being born in the United States.

Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and the other lawmakers speaking at a joint news conference.

"Sadly this is not the first nor will be the last time we hear disgusting bigoted language from the president. We know this is who he is," said Tlaib.

The area’s two Republican congressman offered differing takes.

Southwest Michigan Congressman Fred Upton took to Twitter Monday evening, saying quote – “Frankly I’m appalled by the President's tweets. There’s no excuse. Inflammatory rhetoric from both sides of the aisle that is used to divide us just isn’t right. It’s not helpful. We have too many challenges facing us .that we ought to be working on together – immigration, the debt ceiling, the border crisis. The President’s tweets were flat out wrong and uncalled for, and I would encourage my colleagues from both parties to stop talking so much and start governing more.

Northeast Indiana Congressman Jim Banks – also on Twitter – said “Until House Dems remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee or address her anti-Semitic remarks in any way, it’s hard to take any of their efforts to condemn the President, or anyone else, seriously.”


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