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Republicans will soon be forced to go on the record as to whether or not they stand behind Trump’s racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.

A proposed House resolution to condemn Trump’s remarks was announced in a statement Monday from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi said that Trump “went beyond his own low standards” when he called Sunday for four congresswomen of color — all of whom are U.S. citizens — to “go back” to other countries. Trump later doubled down on his comments, refusing to back off even when told white supremacists were applauding him.

“The House cannot allow the President’s characterization of immigrants to our country to stand,” Pelosi said. “Our Republican colleagues must join us in condemning the President’s xenophobic tweets.”

Pelosi also noted that Democrats “will continue to forcefully respond to these disgusting attacks.”

Pelosi also included this quote from former President Ronald Reagan praising immigration: “If we ever closed the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost.”

While some Republicans have offered tepid criticism of Trump’s attack, others, like Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) made excuses for him.

Despite the clear racism of Trump’s remarks, the Maryland Republican insisted in a radio interview on Monday that it was not racist.

The House resolution will force Trump’s party to decide how much more of his bigotry they’re willing to tolerate in exchange for political power.

 

Published with permission of The American Independent.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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