Problem Solvers Caucus co-chair calls Trump comments about progressive congresswomen 'totally unacceptable'

The co-chair of the moderate Problem Solvers Caucus, which led a revolt among House Democrats that forced a vote on a Trump-backed border aid Senate bill, defended four progressive congresswomen after President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE tweeted that the four of them, three of whom were born in the U.S., should “go back” to their home countries.

“The offensive comments made this morning about my colleagues are totally unacceptable and wrong,” Rep. Josh GottheimerJoshua (Josh) GottheimerVulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Vulnerable Democrats feel heat ahead of impeachment vote Group of Democrats floating censure of Trump instead of impeachment: report MORE (D-N.J.) wrote, linking to a Washington Post story about the tweets. “There is no place for it (in Congress or anywhere in our country).”

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In June, Gottheimer’s caucus successfully pressured House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiUSMCA is nice but no model Anti-impeachment Democrat poised to switch parties Grassley urges White House to help farmers in year-end tax talks MORE (D-Calif.) to take up the bill, backed by the White House and the Republican senate, a move that created a furor among progressive members.

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to hold campaign rallies in Los Angeles, Las Vegas Overwhelming majority say social media companies have too much influence: poll MORE (D-N.Y.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyIlhan Omar responds to 'Conservative Squad': 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire Booker unveils legislation for federal bill to ban discrimination against natural hair MORE (D-Mass.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarIlhan Omar responds to 'Conservative Squad': 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibIlhan Omar responds to 'Conservative Squad': 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' House passes bill that would give legal status to thousands of undocumented farmworkers Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll MORE (D-Mich.) were the only four House Democrats to earlier vote against the House border aid bill, leading Pelosi to dismiss them in an interview with the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd.

However, Trump’s tweets have drawn strong defenses from both the four members’ allies in Congress and Pelosi allies, including Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE (D-N.Y.) and Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.).

Figures ranging from Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders 'outraged' after MLB threatens to cut ties with minor league teams Booker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Democrats threaten to skip next debate over labor dispute MORE (I-Vt.) and Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinSunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial Lawmakers introduce bill taxing e-cigarettes to pay for anti-vaping campaigns Senators zero in on shadowy court at center of IG report MORE (D-Ill.) to Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalImpeachment obliterates tinges of comity in House House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE (D-Wash.) have also come to the members’ defense.