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

Reps. Marcia FudgeMarcia Louise FudgeBlack Democratic lawmaker on Buttigieg: 'Pete has a black problem' Federal employees turn their backs on Agriculture secretary after relocation plans announced Lawmakers clash after Dem reads letter on House floor calling Trump supporters 'racist,' 'dumb' MORE (D-Ohio) and Larry BucshonLarry Dean BucshonLawmakers clash after Dem reads letter on House floor calling Trump supporters 'racist,' 'dumb' GOP balks at Trump drug pricing plan Overnight Health Care: Trump officials allow states to loosen ObamaCare coverage requirements | GOP lawmakers air concerns with Trump drug price plan | Dem single-payer fight shifting to battle over Medicare 'buy-in' | US life expectancy falls 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 VeaseyLawmakers clash after Dem reads letter on House floor calling Trump supporters 'racist,' 'dumb' Democrats face voters clamoring for impeachment Current, former lawmakers celebrate release of new book on Jack Brooks, 'The Meanest Man in Congress' MORE (D-Texas) after Fudge's remarks. 

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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.