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US President Rebuked by Democratic Congresswomen

Featured  Representatives Ayanna Pressley speaks as, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez look on during a press conference. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Representatives Ayanna Pressley speaks as, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez look on during a press conference. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON DC, July 15, 2019 - The four progressive congresswomen of colour targeted this afternoon in a racist and a mysogenistic tirade by the US president, rebuked him in no uncertain terms at a press conference in the US Capitol today.

Democratic Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Talib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts this afternoon told members of the media that they will not fall for the president’s attempt to shift the discussion.

Earlier today, the US president said he was not concerned if people thought his tweets toward the congresswomen were racist and accused the U.S. lawmakers of hating America.

“As far as I’m concerned if you hate our country, if you’re not happy here, you can leave,You can leave right now. I don’t know who’s going to miss ‘em” the president said about congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley at an event at the White House.

However, Representative Ayanna Pressley begged the press not to let the President and his racist comments distract from the real issues.the

“This is a disruptive distraction from the issues of care, concern and consequence to the American people,” she said.

“This is simply a disruption and a distraction from the callous, chaotic and corrupt culture of this administration, all the way down. We want to get down to the business of the American people and why we were sent here.”

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar suggested it was time to impeach President: “I have not made impeachment central to my election or my tenure,” she said. “But it’s not if he will be impeached, but when. It is time for us to stop allowing this president to make a mockery of this country.”

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib joined in with Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in calling for impeachment:

“Many members of Congress have called for his impeachment,” she said. “I urge House leadership, many of my colleagues, to take action to impeach.”

Last modified onMonday, 15 July 2019 18:51
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