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 TrumpCensus Bureau spends millions on ad campaign to mitigate fears on excluded citizenship question Bloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Democratic senator meets with Iranian foreign minister 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) GottheimerDemocrats tear into Trump's speech: It was a 'MAGA rally' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi plans to send impeachment articles next week The lawmakers who bucked their parties on the war powers resolution 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 PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders on the rise as Nevada debate looms Lawmakers push back at Trump's Pentagon funding grab for wall Malaysia says it will choose 5G partners based on own standards, not US recommendations 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-CortezHouse Oversight accuses Border Patrol of blocking investigation into secret Facebook group Company to provide free clothing to any female candidate The Democratic demolition derby MORE (D-N.Y.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyTlaib says she held Omar's hand during 'triggering' moments at Trump's State of the Union speech Pressley slams trolls over alopecia comments Pramila Jayapal endorses Democrat Henry Cuellar's primary challenger MORE (D-Mass.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar endorses progressive Georgia Democrat running for House seat Tlaib says she held Omar's hand during 'triggering' moments at Trump's State of the Union speech Key House Democrat says Perez must go: 'He doesn't lead on anything' MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOmar endorses progressive Georgia Democrat running for House seat Will Bernie have to turn on his bros? Rashida Tlaib detained by police during protest against low wages at Detroit airport 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 JeffriesLawmakers trade insults over Trump budget cuts On The Money: Fed chief warns Congress on deficits | Trump blames Powell after Dow dips slightly | Trump withdraws nomination of former US attorney for Treasury post Jeffries: Trump budget is a 'declaration of war on the American dream' MORE (D-N.Y.) and Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.).

Figures ranging from Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Warren: Bloomberg making debate will show how other candidates handle 'an egomaniac billionaire' HuffPost reporter: Sanders could win plurality of delegates but lose nomination MORE (I-Vt.) and Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinTrump commutes sentence of ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich The Hill's Morning Report — AG Barr, GOP senators try to rein Trump in The Hill's Morning Report - Sanders surge triggers Dem angst MORE (D-Ill.) to Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalBand Portugal. The Man to join Sanders at campaign event in Tacoma Bloomberg builds momentum on Capitol Hill with new endorsements House Democrats' immigration bill would use tax dollars to import crime to America MORE (D-Wash.) have also come to the members’ defense.