MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:37:36 +0000 House votes to 'strongly condemn' Trump tweets http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/0ce81945ac5e46bd946ab65be64bd352 The Democratic-led US House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color. (July 16) 0ce81945ac5e46bd946ab65be64bd352 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:56:21 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: HOUSE TV - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington DC - 16 July 20191. Wide of House of Representatives2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Doug Collins (R) Georgia:"I think this was rushed to the floor, I think this is what happens unfortunately when things are rushed. There are things that need to be done and the decorum of this house is important. We've had a long lesson of that today. The very essence of the resolution which has issues beyond needs to be considered. And when we do this, I think as I said in my opening, and I'll stick by what I said then, that this needs to be voted down. This does not need to go forward and we need to get to a certain time when we are back to literally doing the people's business." ++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D) Texas:"We condemn the hurtful and offensive comments that demean immigrants and people of color, especially if those comments originate from the White House. And what we will do today is accept the challenge of Dr. King, Dr. Martin Luther King, peacemaker, man of hope, and we will say why we can't wait, because the nation calls upon our higher angels. And that is what we will do when we affirm this resolution on behalf of the people of the United States of America. With that, I ask my colleagues to vote for this very important resolution and I yield back" ++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++4. Vote result announced STORYLINE: The Democratic-led US House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color. Two days after Trump tweeted that four Democratic freshmen should "go back" to their home countries - though all are citizens and three were born in the US - Democrats muscled the resolution through the chamber by 240-187 over strong Republican opposition. The rebuke was an embarrassing one for Trump, and he had appealed to Republican lawmakers not to go along, but there were four Republican votes for the resolution. The measure carries no legal repercussions for the president and the vote was highly partisan, unlikely to cost him with his die-hard conservative base. The resolution says the House "strongly condemns" Trump's "racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color". Republicans say Democrats are using the uproar over Trump's comments to score political points. But Democrats say such comments were revolting and needed to be vilified, especially coming from the president.  Underscoring the stakes, Republicans had earlier formally objected after Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said during a floor speech that Trump's tweets were "racist". Led by Representative Doug Collins of Georgia, they moved to have her words stricken from the record, a rare procedural rebuke. After a delay exceeding 90 minutes, the Number 2 House Democrat Steny Hoyer of Maryland ruled that Pelosi had indeed violated a House rule against characterizing an action as racist. Despite Hoyer's ruling, Democrats flexed their muscle and the House voted afterward by party-line to leave Pelosi's words intact in the record. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The Democratic-led US House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color. (July 16) House votes to 'strongly condemn' Trump tweets