Blinded by righteous indignation and hatred of President Donald Trump, Democrats treat rules and protocol as mere inconveniences when it comes to attacking Trump.
All of which made for an interesting exchange on the House floor Tuesday when a Republican member clashed with a colleague from across the aisle.
In an apparent effort to skirt the rules, Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, read an alleged constituent letter that described the president as a “mobster, a con man, a gangster” and said he was “sexually condescending to women.”
After Fudge read the entire letter, the presiding officer on the House floor, Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, informed the Democrat that she couldn’t read other people’s words attacking the president that would be “improper” if a member spoke them.
“The chair will remind members that remarks and debate may not engage in personalities towards the president, including by repeating remarks made elsewhere that would be improper if spoken in the members own words,” Veasy said, according to Fox News.
Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., was set to be recognized next, but was forced to wait as an indigent Fudge began questioning Veasey from the side over his rebuke.
“Are we in order here, or what are we doing?” Bucshon asked.
“I’m talking to the speaker,” Fudge shot back, oblivious to proper order.
“No, you are out-of-order,” Bucshon replied.
Veasey called for the House to be in order and Bucshon again told Fudge as she was returning to her seat, “You’re out of order.”
“And so are you,” Fudge said, as she quickly whirled about to fire back.
As for the hateful letter, Fudge said it was from Ronald S. Williams, senior pastor and chief executive officer of Mount Zion Fellowship in Ohio.
The pastor attacked those who support Trump as “racist, steeped in religious views, ignorant or just plain dumb.” The Republican Party was called a “Trump cult” and Democrats were admonished for not impeaching the “dictator” in the White House.
He even attacked a fellow pastor’s wife for supporting Trump, his angst coming from the disappointment of the president not being impeached.
“Nancy Pelosi is a woman who I respect, however I do believe her hesitancy to impeach this president is her opinion based upon polls and her belief that it would further polarize the country,” Fudge read from the letter. “However, the country is already divided and polarized.”
“It is glaringly apparent that many support the president administration are either racist, steep in racist religious beliefs, ignorant, or as my mother used to say, just plain dumb,” she continued reading.
“They have chosen to support a president who has a proven record of being sexually condescending to women, will not oppose the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan and other hate organizations, is indecisive, condescending to anyone who challenges him, and hides behind his Twitter account rather than dealing with the real issues in our country and around the world,” Fudge added.
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