House Democrats plan for a vote this week on a resolution that "strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments" that four congresswomen of color should return to their native countries.
The measure says Trump's tweets Sunday "have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color."
The four-page resolution quotes from a 1989 speech by President Ronald Reagan that said America draws its strength "from every country and every corner of the world." Reagan, a Republican, said that if the U.S. ever closed its doors to immigrants, "our leadership in the world would soon be lost."
The Democrats' measure says the House is "committed to keeping America open to those lawfully seeking refuge and asylum."
The latest on the condemnation vote came after the four House freshmen, whom President Trump targeted with a controversial tweet, held a press conference yesterday in response to Trump’s message.
With files from the Associated Press