Lawmakers clash after Dem reads letter on House floor calling Trump supporters 'racist,' 'dumb'

Reps. Marcia FudgeMarcia FudgeThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - A huge win for Biden, centrist senators Women's March endorses Nina Turner in first-ever electoral endorsement Biden celebrates anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act MORE (D-Ohio) and Larry BucshonLarry Dean BucshonGOP lawmakers demand answers on withheld restitution following Nassar revelation Equilibrium/ Sustainability — Presented by NextEra Energy — West Coast wildfires drive East Coast air quality alerts House passes bill requiring EPA to regulate 'forever chemicals' in drinking water MORE (R-Ind.) clashed on Tuesday after Fudge read a constituent letter on the House floor that called Trump supporters "racist" and "dumb."

"Many who support the president's administration are either racists, steeped in religious beliefs, ignorant, or as my mother used to say, just plain dumb," said the letter that Fudge read on the House Floor. 

"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 member’s own words,” said Rep. Marc VeaseyMarc Allison VeaseyWe must address the declining rate of startup business launches Ted Cruz accuses Democrats of proposing 'Jim Crow 2.0' voting legislation The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Goldman Sachs - Voting rights will be on '22, '24 ballots MORE (D-Texas) after Fudge's remarks. 


Fudge then asked Veasey "What is a personality?" according to a C-SPAN video of the incident. 

"Are we in order here, or what are we doing?” Buschon chimed in. 

Fudge responded that she was “talking to the speaker.”  

“No, you’re out of order,” the Indiana congressman responded. 

Veasey called the House to order, after which Buschon again said “You’re out of order.”

“And so are you,” Fudge said as she returned to her seat.