House Majority Leader Hoyer Scolds Pelosi – Then House Votes in Favor of Restoring Pelosi’s Speaking Privileges Even Though She Violated Rules (VIDEO)
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on Tuesday scolded Speaker Pelosi for accusing President Trump of making ‘racist’ comments, then storming off the House floor.
The House ruled on Tuesday that Pelosi’s accusations of racism against President Trump violated the House Chamber’s rules.
“The words used by the gentlewoman from California contained an accusation of racist behavior on the part of the President,” Hoyer said. “The words should not be used in debate.”
“There’s no excuse for any response to those words but a swift and strong unified condemnation. Every single member of this institution, Democratic and Republican, should join us in condemning the president’s racist tweets. To do anything less would be a shocking rejection of our values, and a shameful abdication of our oath of office to protect the American people. I urge a unanimous vote, and yield back the balance of my time,” Pelosi said earlier Tuesday.
Rep. Collins demanded that Pelosi’s remarks be “taken down,” in an extraordinary rebuke of the House Speaker Tuesday afternoon.
The House voted to strike Pelosi’s comments on Trump from the record and voted against Rep. Collins and in favor of Pelosi, 232-190 on party line.
Normally when a person breaks House rules and their language is ruled ‘out of order,’ they are barred from speaking, however the House voted again and allowed Pelosi to “proceed in order” as if nothing happened!
PERGRAM: House votes to allow Pelosi to “proceed in order” as though nothing happened, even though it was ruled earlier she broke House rules when it came to decorum. Vote was 231-190. Party line vote. Had the House not voted, the House would have barred Pelosi from speaking the rest of the day.
Hse votes to allow Pelosi to “proceed in order” as though nothing happened, even though it was ruled earlier she broke House rules when it came to decorum. Vote was 231-190. Party line vote. Had the Hse not voted, the Hse would have barred Pelosi from speaking the rest of the day
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
Watch Hoyer scold Pelosi then do nothing about her violating House rules:
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 16, 2019
House votes to restore Pelosi’s speaking privileges for the rest of today.
231-190: House votes to restore Speaker Pelosi floor speaking privileges for rest of today on party line vote, lost when the chair (Majority Leader Hoyer) ruled her words calling the President's remarks "racist" were out of order. Amash-I joined all Republicans in voting No. pic.twitter.com/nT2Suqx4UH
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) July 16, 2019
Pelosi is allowed to violate House rules without fear of reprisal as her own caucus puts on a clown show acting like they care about decorum and laws. Pathetic.