In the tweets, the U.S. president told a group of congresswomen of colour they should "go back" to "the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came".
"It's not just about dismantling - we're also intentional about building and fostering", the MA congresswoman explained.
As the firestorm ignited by President Donald Trump's social-media comments against four extreme leftist Democrat congresswomen known as "The Squad" entered its third day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sought to add fuel to the fire by holding a vote on a resolution to rebuke and condemn Trump's comments as "racist". This is the relevant section of the resolution text that'll be voted on later today. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Fred Upton of Michigan, Will Hurd of Texas and Susan Brooks of IN, the Associated Press reported. And at the highest levels of government, there is no room for racism, " Representative John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat who fought for civil rights in the 1960s, said in the final minutes of the House debate.
Trump's series of racist remarks made in tweets and remarks at the White House since Sunday have drawn much domestic and global condemnation, including from the prime ministers of the United Kingdom and Canada.
Under House rules, a single member of the House can force an impeachment vote. Ironically, what unfolded on the floor of the House became yet another embarrassing example of Democrat hypocrisy, as Pelosi proceeded to unapologetically break a Democrat-created parliamentarian rule in her effort to label Trump a racist.
"The persistent singling out-it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful", she said.
"She's the new member, not the speaker", Tlaib said, referring to Ocasio-Cortez.
And the strong words in Washington come as actions are underway elsewhere: The administration has begun coast-to-coast raids targeting migrants in the US illegally and has newly restricted access to the U.S.by asylum seekers. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) - and Pelosi came down on opposite sides of a bill for funding border security late last month. Green did so twice when Republicans controlled the House.
That's not to say that all internal Democratic strains are resolved.
At the Senate Republicans' weekly lunch Tuesday, Trump's tweets came up and some lawmakers were finding the situation irksome, participants said.
"Those ideas give us so much material to work with and it takes away from our time to talk about it", Sen.