House Decides Nancy Pelosi’s Criticism of Trump Violates Chamber Rules

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a closed-door session with her caucus before a vote on a resolution condemning what she called “racist comments” by President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. His remarks were directed at Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The House ruled Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s criticism of President Trump violates the chamber’s rules.

Members, though, voted to keep her words in the official record despite GOP efforts to strike them in a 232-190 vote.

They also allowed Mrs. Pelosi to be able to continue debating on the House floor, in a 231-190 vote.

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer took over the gavel to make the announcement about Ms. Pelosi having violated the rules.

“The words used by the gentlewoman from California contained an accusation of racist behavior on the part of the President,” Mr. Hoyer said. “The words should not be used in debate.”

The top ranking House Democrat called the president’s comments about four freshman congresswomen — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib — “divisive and dangerous” to the country.

The House ruled Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s criticism of President Trump violates the chamber’s rules.

Members, though, voted to keep her words in the official record despite GOP efforts to strike them in a 232-190 vote.

They also allowed Mrs. Pelosi to be able to continue debating on the House floor, in a 231-190 vote.

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer took over the gavel to make the announcement about Ms. Pelosi having violated the rules.

“The words used by the gentlewoman from California contained an accusation of racist behavior on the part of the President,” Mr. Hoyer said. “The words should not be used in debate.”

The top ranking House Democrat called the president’s comments about four freshman congresswomen — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib — “divisive and dangerous” to the country.

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Source: Washington Times