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

Reps. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) and Larry Bucshon (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 Veasey (D-Texas) after Fudge’s remarks. {mosads}

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.  

Tags floor speech Larry Bucshon Marc Veasey Marcia Fudge

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