Last night, the House of Representatives voted to condemn President Donald Trump’s “racist comments” against four congresswomen of color, although Trump’s overwhelming white and male Republican party and himself instant that he doesn’t have “a racist bone in his body.”
Democrats voted unanimously (235-0) to condemn the comments, while only 4 Republicans voted with the Democrats (4-187).
One of the four Republicans with a backbone, Rep. Will Hurd, commented afterwards. As the sole black Republican House member, he stated "I think those tweets are racist, and xenophobic.” Hurd continued, "They're also inaccurate. The four women he's referring to are actually citizens of the United States. Three of the four were born here. It's also behavior that's unbecoming of the leader of the free world."
According to a USA Today/Ipsos Poll, 68% of those aware of the controversy called Trump’s tweets offensive, while 57% of Republicans agreed with the President’s tweets and a third “strongly agree.” This data may explain the reluctance of GOP leaders and members to deviate from Trump.
On the trail: Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she's personally been told 'go back to where you came from.'
Big Picture: Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric seems to have unified the House Democrats around one commonality: Donald Trump must go. Getting him out of office should be priority #1.