Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that House Democrats are drafting a resolution to condemn President Donald Trump’s tweets against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and freshman congresswomen.
“This weekend, the President went beyond his own low standards using disgraceful language about Members of Congress,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to House Democrats, Politico reported. “This morning, the President doubled down on his attacks on our four colleagues suggesting they apologize to him,” she added. “Let me be clear, our Caucus will continue to forcefully respond to these disgusting attacks.”
“Rather than attack Members of Congress, he should work with us for a humane immigration policy that reflects American values,” Pelosi continued.
This comes as Trump defended himself Sunday night as Democrats and others have continued to accuse him of racism after he tweeted that freshman Democratic Representatives, New York Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna S. Pressley, and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar should “go back” and fix the countries “they originally came from.”
“So sad to see the Democrats sticking up for people who speak so badly of our Country and who, in addition, hate Israel with a true and unbridled passion,” Trump tweeted. “Whenever confronted, they call their adversaries, including Nancy Pelosi, ‘RACIST.’ Their disgusting language and the many terrible things they say about the United States must not be allowed to go unchallenged. If the Democrat Party wants to continue to condone such disgraceful behavior, then we look even more forward to seeing you at the ballot box in 2020!”
Trump’s tweets directed at the freshman congresswomen have caused major pushback from those on both sides on the aisle.