Schumer plans Senate resolution condemning Trump tweets

Schumer plans Senate resolution condemning Trump tweets
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Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerColorado candidates vying to take on Gardner warn Hickenlooper they won't back down Trump ahead of New Hampshire speech: Lewandowski would be 'fantastic' senator Hickenlooper ends presidential bid MORE (D-N.Y.) said on Monday that Democrats will file a Senate resolution condemning President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren unveils Native American policy plan Live-action 'Mulan' star spurs calls for boycott with support of Hong Kong police Don't let other countries unfairly tax America's most innovative companies MORE’s tweets telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to their home countries. 

"Speaker Pelosi has said that the House will introduce a resolution denouncing the president's comments. Our intention is to do the same in the Senate. We'll see. We'll see just how many Republicans will sign on,” Schumer said.

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His comments were part of a blistering floor speech he delivered on Monday afternoon blasting Republicans for largely remaining silent on the president’s remarks.

Schumer didn’t offer any details on the wording of the forthcoming resolution or when it would be introduced. 

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Trump crosses new line with Omar, Tlaib, Israel move Pelosi: Israel's Omar-Tlaib decision 'a sign of weakness' MORE (D-Calif.) said earlier Monday that Rep. Tom MalinowskiThomas (Tom) MalinowskiDemocrats call for Pelosi to cut recess short to address white nationalism House votes to kill impeachment effort against Trump The four Republicans who voted to condemn Trump's tweets MORE (D-N.J.), who was born in Poland, along with Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinHouse panel investigating decision to resume federal executions Pelosi, allies seek to keep gun debate focused on McConnell Pelosi backers feel vindicated after tumultuous stretch MORE (D-Md.) and other Democratic members who were born abroad, would introduce a resolution condemning Trump’s rhetoric.

"The House cannot allow the President’s characterization of immigrants to our country to stand. Our Republican colleagues must join us in condemning the President’s xenophobic tweets," Pelosi wrote in a letter to House Democrats. 

Trump sparked fierce and widespread backlash when he targeted a group of unidentified progressive congresswomen "who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe."

In the tweets, which appeared to be directed at Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez brushes off Trump tweet claiming she is 'fuming' over Tlaib, Omar attention Trump finds consistent foil in 'Squad' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy MORE (N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTlaib says she won't visit Israel after being treated like 'a criminal' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Israel approves Tlaib request to visit grandmother in West Bank MORE (Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTlaib says she won't visit Israel after being treated like 'a criminal' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Israel approves Tlaib request to visit grandmother in West Bank MORE (Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleySen. Susan Collins: Israel should allow Omar, Tlaib to visit Ocasio-Cortez: Netanyahu sending message 'only some Americans are welcome to Israel' Pelosi: Israel's Omar-Tlaib decision 'a sign of weakness' MORE (Mass.), the president suggested they "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."  

All four have been outspoken critics of the Trump administration, and Omar and Tlaib in particular have questioned the U.S.-Israel relationship, prompting pushback from Republicans. All four are U.S. citizens, and only Omar was born outside the United States.

Trump doubled down on his comments Monday during an event at the White House, denying that he was being racist and expressing no remorse when told that white nationalist groups found common cause with his message.

“It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House during an event designed to highlight American manufacturing.