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The four Republicans who voted to condemn Trump's tweets

Four Republican lawmakers on Tuesday bucked their own party and voted in favor of a Democrat-led resolution condemning President TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats, activists blast reported Trump DOJ effort to get journalists' phone records Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report MORE’s inflammatory tweets targeting a group of minority congresswomen.

The Republicans who voted for the resolution were Reps. Susan BrooksSusan Wiant BrooksBold leadership is necessary to curb violence against youth Here are the three GOP lawmakers who voted for the Equality Act Bottom line MORE (Ind.), Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickAmerica's Jewish communities are under attack — Here are 3 things Congress can do Biden visits local Mexican restaurant to highlight relief program Police reform talks ramp up amid pressure from Biden, families MORE (Pa.), Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdPence autobiography coming from Simon & Schuster Prince Harry joins Aspen Institute commission on misinformation Congress's latest hacking investigation should model its most recent MORE (Texas) and Fred UptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen UptonCheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women Overnight Energy: Michigan reps reintroduce measure for national 'forever chemicals' standard |  White House says gas tax won't be part of infrastructure bill Mark Ruffalo joins bipartisan lawmakers in introducing chemical regulation bill MORE (Mich.). Brooks is slated to retire at the end of her term, while the other three are moderates in competitive districts. 

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The resolution, led by freshman Rep. Tom MalinowskiThomas (Tom) MalinowskiWashington's split with Turkey widens — but it is up to Turkey to heal the rift Democrats warn Waters censure move opens floodgates Overnight Defense: Top Pentagon nominee advances after Harris casts tie-breaker | Air Force general charged with sexual assault first to face court-martial | House passes bill to limit Saudi arms sales MORE (D-N.J.), comes in the wake of Trump tweeting on Sunday that the progressive lawmakers — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBattle lines drawn over Biden's support for vaccine waivers Overnight Energy: Update on Biden administration conservation goals | GOP sees opportunity to knock Biden amid rising gas prices | Push for nationwide electric vehicle charging stations The Memo: The GOP's war is already over — Trump won MORE (D-N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibSix House Democrats ask Garland to review case of lawyer placed under house arrest over Chevron suit OSHA sends draft emergency temporary standard for COVID-19 to OMB review Imperative that Democrats figure out what went wrong in 2020 MORE (D-Mich.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSchumer works to balance a divided caucus's demands White House raises refugee cap to 62,500 Sharpton eulogizes Daunte Wright: 'Tags of racism' have expired MORE (D-Minn.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyBush testifies before Congress about racist treatment Black birthing people face during childbirth, pregnancy Genetic material from 1993 killing revealed years after another man executed for crime, groups say Advocates warn against complacency after Chauvin verdict MORE (D-Mass.) — should “go back” to the “places from which they came." 

The resolution condemning the tweets ultimately passed the House in a 240-187 vote.

Trump’s remarks sparked a flurry of backlash, with Democrats and a handful of Republicans blasting the comments as racist and xenophobic.

Upton argued the president's comments were unacceptable, particularly coming from the leader of the free world.

“Today’s resolution was targeted at the specific words that frankly are not acceptable from a leader in any workplace large or small,” he said in a statement.

“If we’re going to bring civility back to the center of our politics, we must speak out against inflammatory rhetoric from anyone in any party anytime it happens. America embraces diversity, and that must continue,” he continued.

Brooks echoed Upton's sentiments, adding she would like to see Democrats take similar action over controversial statements made by members of their party.

"I believe our diverse backgrounds as Americans make our country greater and stronger. These differences should be celebrated by all of us. Today, I voted to condemn the racially offensive remarks the leader of our country made. However, I remain disappointed that the Democrats refuse to hold their own members accountable for their targeted, anti-Semitic and hateful speech," she said in a statement.

“The lack of civility between the executive and legislative branches has reached an unacceptable low. We must remember our words matter and carry great weight. Our words and the ways in which we deliver them have a lasting impact on those who hear them. My hope for our country is that we can move beyond divisive rhetoric in order to more effectively govern,” she added.

Numerous other GOP lawmakers came out against the comments but opted not to support the resolution, saying they saw it as a partisan ploy by Democrats crafted for political gain.

House Republican leadership informally whipped against the resolution on Tuesday, encouraging members of the conference to vote against it.

“Tonight’s resolution serves no one and fixes nothing. Over the past weeks, the radical Democrat agenda has been in plain view: the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, abortion extremism, and free health care for illegal immigrants. Fights over socialist policies within the Democrat caucus dominated the headlines. That is, until Democrats rushed this resolution to the House floor in order to unify around their opposition to President Trump,” House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseCheney GOP conference deputy has complained about 'coronation' of Stefanik: report Loyalty trumps policy in Stefanik's rise, Cheney's fall Likely Cheney successor appears on Bannon show to tout GOP unity MORE (R-La.) said in a statement. 

“This resolution divides our nation and distracts us from addressing the issues the American people sent us here to solve. It's time House Democrats start focusing on the real problems facing the American people, instead of their own,” he added.

Brooks's, Fitzpatrick's and Hurd's offices did not immediately respond to a request for comment.