Top House Democrats will be pursuing a censure resolution against Donald Trump next week after his vulgar remarks in which he referred to Africa and Haiti as "shithole countires" on Thursday.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond and the House Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, released a joint statement announcing their plan to pursue the censure against Trump late Friday stating...
"These remarks have compelled us to prepare a resolution of censure with our colleagues next week, to condemn President Trump for his racist statement. This censure resolution is important because America is a beacon of hope. We have to show the world that this President does not represent the real feelings of most of the American people which is part of the reason why he lost the popular vote."
Rep. James Clyburn, a member of House Democratic leadership and member of the Congressional Black Caucus, also spoke about the censure on CNN this Friday...
"I am hopeful that we will do that and get bipartisan support for it. The President is the commander in chief and this is kind of conduct that would be 'unbecoming of an officer. If a general or some other line officer in the military were to say something like this, he would be censured. It should occur here with the commander in chief at a minimum."
A Congressional censure against Trump would mean publicly reprimanding him as a formal state of disapproval.
Trump's ignorant remarks were made during a meeting in which he rejected a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), an Obama-era initiative aimed at protecting young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children.
During the same meeting it was reported by those in attendance that Trump also asked why the US wants people from Haiti in the US and added that the US should "get them out" and allow in more people from countries like "Norway".
The censure resolution against Trump will be formally introduced after the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.