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Republicans, Too, Are Condemning Trump’s Twitter Comments: Scott, Portman, Collins, Toomey And More

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  • Many Republicans have condemned the president for his tweets Sunday telling some congresswomen to return to their home countries.
  • These Republicans include Sens. Tim Scott and Susan Collins as well as Rep. Chip Roy.
  • Democrats have also come out against Trump’s tweets.

Many Republicans have come out against President Donald Trump’s tweets Sunday where he suggested some Democratic congresswomen should go back to their home countries.

Trump tweeted Sunday that certain congresswomen should “go back” to their home countries “and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Trump invited them to “then come back and show us how,” according to the tweets.

Many Democrats such as Pennsylvania Rep. Brendan Boyle and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came out against Trump’s tweets, and media outlets such as The Washington Post suggested Republicans were silent and not condemning Trump’s comments.

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However, Republicans have spoken out against the president’s latest Twitter storm.

GOP South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott tweeted out his condemnation Monday afternoon, saying that “the President interjected with unacceptable personal attacks and radically offensive language.”

GOP Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said, “That’s not something I would say, and I think it’s divisive, unnecessary and wrong,” according to a statement made to CNN.

GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania also condemned Trump’s remarks. Collins said Trump should take down his tweets and that his comments were “way over the line.”

“I disagree strongly with many of the views and comments of some of the far-left members of the House Democratic Caucus — especially when it comes to their views on socialism, their anti-Semitic rhetoric, and their negative comments about law enforcement — but the President’s tweet that some Members of Congress should go back to the ‘places from which they came’ was way over the line, and he should take that down,” Collins said according to CNN.

Toomey said Trump’s tweets were factually incorrect and the president was “wrong to suggest” the congresswomen should go back to where they came from, CNN reported.

“President Trump was wrong to suggest that four left-wing congresswomen should go back to where they came from,” Toomey said in a statement. “Three of the four were born in America and the citizenship of all four is as valid as mine. I couldn’t disagree more with these congresswomen’s views on immigration, socialism, national security, and virtually every policy issue. But they are entitled to their opinions, however misguided they may be. We should defeat their ideas on the merits, not on the basis of their ancestry.”

GOP Texas Rep. Chip Roy said Sunday, “POTUS was wrong.” He also asserted that “Reps who refuse to defend America should be sent home” along with illegal immigrants.

Other Republicans came out against Trump’s rhetoric as well. GOP Texas Rep. Will Hurd called the tweets “racist and xenophobic” and also pointed out its inaccuracies.

“I think those tweets are racist, and xenophobic,” Hurd said Monday, CNN reported. “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. He should be talking about things that unite, not divide us.”

GOP Alaskan Sen. Lisa Murkowski tweeted Monday that the “spiteful comments” were “absolutely unacceptable.”

The list of Republicans who have condemned Trump’s comments also includes Reps. Pete Olsen of Texas, Mike Turner of Ohio, Elise Stefanik of New York, Fred Upton of Michigan, Paul Mitchell of Michigan, Susan Brooks of Indiana and Peter King of New York.

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2 comments

  1. I wonder why are there so many fools even in the sensible GOP. Or maybe they are just so naive? Lenin, a world-famous Russian terrorist, once called them the useful idiots, which is probably the most accurate diagnosis for them.

  2. Doctor Don Rhudy

    Who cares? These people aren’t good Americans. It’s doubtful they are even Americans. Citizens, yes, but Americans? Look at how they vote. You decide.

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