Resolution rebuking Trump over Putin ruled out of order by House
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The House rejected a resolution on Tuesday that would have rebuked President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE for his remarks at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The House ruled that the measure, offered by House Foreign Affairs ranking member Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelDems press Barr to make Mueller report public Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall Dems demand briefing, intel on North Korea nuclear talks MORE (D-N.Y.), was out of order.

The measure would have had the effect of endorsing Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanFive takeaways from McCabe’s allegations against Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sanders set to shake up 2020 race McCabe: No one in 'Gang of Eight' objected to FBI probe into Trump MORE’s (R-Wis.) statement criticizing Trump’s remarks, in which Trump cast doubt on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election by saying he believed Putin’s denial.

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Trump made a number of other remarks that were unusual for a U.S. president at the press conference, raising his victory over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDem strategist says Clinton ‘absolutely’ has a role to play in 2020 Left-leaning journalist: Sanders would be 'formidable candidate' against Trump Clinton hits EPA for approval of pesticide dump: ‘We need bees!’ MORE and criticizing special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s investigation. He also blamed that probe and past U.S. governments for the sour U.S.-Russia relationship, rather than any actions by Russia.

And he did not seek to correct or stand up to any of Putin’s statements during the press conference.

Ryan on Monday said there was no question that Russia had interfered in the 2016 election.

“There is no question that Russia interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world,” Ryan said in a statement. “The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally. There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russia, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals. The United States must be focused on holding Russia accountable and putting an end to its vile attacks on democracy.”

Because Engel’s time on the floor was yielded solely for the purpose of debate, he needed unanimous consent for his measure to be considered.

“I deeply regret that a member of the Speaker's own party just blocked the House from speaking with one voice and taking up this resolution by unanimous consent,” Engel said on the floor. “We must reject the president's capitulation to Putin, we must stand up for American leadership on the global stage, and we must demand that this administration treat Russia like the enemy it is."