Local Democratic members of the House of Representatives voted Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump’s tweets directed at four congresswomen whom many have called racist.
Reps. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, Dan Lipinski, D-Western Springs, and Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, all voted in favor of House Resolution 489 along with each of their Democratic colleagues, four Republicans and one Independent member. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, voted against the resolution.
Democratic representatives called Trump’s tweets, which told four progressive members of the House of Representatives to leave the country, racist and xenophobic.
“This type of language is inappropriate and deeply disrespectful of the office he holds and the people he serves,” Foster said in a statement. “America is and always has been a nation built by immigrants who share a common belief in democratic values.”
Underwood also said that Trump’s tweets were racist and called out others who did not condemn them.
“I’m proud to vote yes for a resolution condemning this President for his racist words,” Underwood tweeted Tuesday. “Our country is already great because we celebrate our differences and diversity. His actions and the silence of others do not define who we are. We will continue to hold them accountable.”