Congressional Democrats call for censure of president over remarks

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Washington, D.C.-, January 19, 2018 | comments

Amidst a broken deal on immigration, which some Democrats blame on the President Trump, Colorado’s congressional Democrats have joined in a resolution asking for a censure of the president.

The resolution, HRes. 700 was introduced Thursday. It calls on Congress to censure the president over his reported remarks on Jan. 11 in which he called African nations, El Salvador and Haiti “shitholes” that send immigrants unqualified to be Americans. Trump indicated he preferred immigrants from Norway. He has also since said he didn’t use the word.

Democratic Reps. Diana DeGette of Denver, Ed Perlmutter of Arvada and Jared Polis of Boulder all signed on as co-sponsors of the measure, which points out that several African nations, as well as El Salvador and Haiti, had registered protests with the administration over the president’s comments. The measure has 157 co-sponsors as of Friday, all Democrats.

It is the second time Democrats have called for a censure of the president in his first year in office. Democrats also called for a censure after the President’s remarks on Charlottesville in August.

Content originally published by Colorado Politics on January 19, 2018.
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