House rejects effort to condemn lawmaker for demanding 'Dreamer' arrests
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The House on Tuesday rejected an effort by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to condemn Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarHouse rejects effort to condemn lawmaker for demanding 'Dreamer' arrests Hispanic Dems seek vote to condemn GOP lawmaker for demanding arrests of 'Dreamers' High-ranking Trump official attends hunting convention MORE (R-Ariz.) for asking the Capitol Police to arrest immigrants without legal status who were guests of lawmakers at President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE’s State of the Union address last week.

Rep. Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamWinners and losers from the overnight shutdown Hispanic lawmakers blast Kelly for calling some Dreamers ‘lazy’ House rejects effort to condemn lawmaker for demanding 'Dreamer' arrests MORE (D-N.M.), chairwoman of the Hispanic Caucus, offered a resolution to condemn Gosar for “inappropriate actions that intimidated State of the Union guests and discredited the U.S. House of Representatives.”

House Republicans moved to table Lujan Grisham’s resolution in a party-line, 231-187 vote.

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Dozens of Democrats had invited young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, often referred to as “Dreamers,” as their guests to the State of the Union.

Some of the young immigrants in attendance were recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Individuals with valid documentation through DACA are in the country legally and would not have been at risk of arrest.

Gosar urged the Capitol Police to check the identification of people attending the speech.

“Of all the places where the Rule of Law needs to be enforced, it should be in the hallowed halls of Congress. Any illegal aliens attempting to go through security, under any pretext of invitation or otherwise, should be arrested and deported,” Gosar wrote in a series of tweets.

The resolution offered by Lujan Grisham states that Gosar “abused his power in an attempt to interfere with and politicize the U.S. Capitol Police’s efforts to provide for a safe, secure, and open environment during the State of the Union” and violated rules requiring all members to behave in a manner reflecting “creditably” on the House.

Gosar slammed the resolution and criticized Lujan Grisham, saying he "will not be intimidated by her left-wing nonsense and efforts to silence my speech.”

“I have a First Amendment right to speak out against their advocacy for criminals, gang members, drug dealers, human traffickers and simple run-of-the-mill law breakers who have violated our immigration laws," Gosar said. 

“I will continue to speak out on behalf of Americans, real Americans of all ethnicities, who play by the rules and do not violate our laws.”

Lujan Grisham forced a vote on her resolution to condemn Gosar using a process that allows any member to bring up a “privileged” measure raising questions about the dignity and integrity of the House.

Rep. Marcia FudgeMarcia Louise FudgeHouse rejects effort to condemn lawmaker for demanding 'Dreamer' arrests Hispanic Dems seek vote to condemn GOP lawmaker for demanding arrests of 'Dreamers' Dem lawmaker: ‘We are seeing the dumbing down of the presidency’ MORE (D-Ohio) forced a vote on a similar resolution in 2014 to condemn then-House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell IssaDarrell Edward IssaCalifornia Hispanics, even Republicans, are primed to make history House rejects effort to condemn lawmaker for demanding 'Dreamer' arrests Hispanic Dems seek vote to condemn GOP lawmaker for demanding arrests of 'Dreamers' MORE (R-Calif.) for cutting off the microphone of the panel’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsOvernight Cybersecurity: Lawyer charged in Mueller probe pleads guilty to lying | Sessions launches cyber task force | White House tallies economic impact of cyber crime Oversight Dems urge Equifax to extend protections for breach victims Top Oversight Dem pushes for White House opioid briefing MORE (Md.), at a hearing.

Fudge was serving as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus at the time, of which Cummings is also a member. House Republicans similarly tabled Fudge’s resolution to condemn Issa as they did on Tuesday for Lujan Grisham’s effort against Gosar.

Lawmakers are trying to negotiate a deal that would allow such immigrants to stay in the U.S. in exchange for border security measures. The Trump administration is phasing out the DACA program, which means current recipients could face deportation if their current legal status expires.

Democrats widely blasted Gosar for demanding arrests of undocumented immigrants last week, while some Republicans also joined in the pushback.

Rep. Ileana Ros-LehtinenIleana Carmen Ros-LehtinenOutgoing GOP rep: Republican Party 'heading into trouble' in election Sunday shows preview: Russian charges, Florida shooting dominate coverage House rejects effort to condemn lawmaker for demanding 'Dreamer' arrests MORE (R-Fla.), the co-author of a bill to give Dreamers a path to citizenship, tweeted last week: “Oh my goodness, RepGosar. Dreamers don’t pose a threat to us. This is so drastic and cruel. Dios mío.”

A spokeswoman for Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRepublicans are avoiding gun talks as election looms The Hill's 12:30 Report Flake to try to force vote on DACA stopgap plan MORE (R-Wis.) said that “the Speaker clearly does not agree.”

Still, no Republican supported the effort to condemn Gosar on Tuesday. 

Updated at 11:55 a.m.