A Democratic lawmaker stunned many this week by reading a letter from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives that contained insults to President Donald Trump and his supporters.
While speaking on the floor of Congress, Ohio Democrat Rep. Marcia Fudge introduced a letter that she claims one of her constituents wrote to her.
“A mobster, a con man, a gangster in the White House? I think so,” Fudge began, reading from the letter.
“It is glaringly apparent that many who support the present administration are either racist, steeped in religious beliefs, ignorant, or, as my mother used to say, just plain dumb,” Fudge read.
“They have chosen to support a president who has a proven record of being sexually condescending to women,” she continued.
“Will not oppose the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan and other hate organizations, is indecisive, is condescending to anyone who challenge him, and hides behind his twitter account rather than dealing with the real issues in our country and around the world,” she added.
Fudge also read the accusation that the president is a “proven liar,” and described the Republican party as a “Trump cult.”
The letter also criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for not pushing for an impeachment vote against Trump.
Indiana GOP Rep. Larry Bucshon objected during Fudge’s speech and said she was out of order by insulting the president.
“Remarks and debate may not engage in personalities towards the president, including by repeating remarks made elsewhere that would be improper if spoken in the member’s own words,” said Texas Democrat Rep. Marc Veasey after Fudge’s remarks.
Fudge then asked Veasey “What is a personality?”
“Are we in order here, or what are we doing?” Buschon chimed in.
Fudge responded that she was “talking to the speaker.”
“No, you’re out of order,” the Indiana congressman responded.
Veasey called the House to order, after which Buschon again said “You’re out of order.”
“And so are you,” Fudge said as she returned to her seat.
During today’s Special Morning Hour, I shared a letter from an OH-11 constituent concerning the current administration. Watch the video to view the full floor speech. pic.twitter.com/D3yx7lDECP
— Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (@RepMarciaFudge) June 11, 2019
Pelosi is currently in a bind with her own party over whether to wait or try to impeach Trump before the 2020 election.
Late last month, Pelosi had a separate contentious closed-door meeting with Democratic leadership.
In this meeting, Pelosi reportedly told top Democrats that they were not ready to push impeachment and that they essentially needed to wait a little longer.
Pelosi may eventually cave and allow House Democrats to move ahead with impeachment proceedings, but she’s made a slew of controversial comments of her own about the president.
Last week, Pelosi told senior Democrats during a closed door meeting that she wants to see Trump “in prison.”
Before that, the California Democrat told reporters that she believes the president is engaged in a “cover-up.”