May 15, 1984: Speaker Tip O’Neill’s words were taken down when he answered Representative Newt Gingrich (R-GA) on the floor concerning the Speaker’s decision to order the cameras to pan the chambers during Special Orders on May 10, 1984. pic.twitter.com/IPTVN8flxk— CSPAN (@cspan) July 16, 2019
The last time something similar happened was 35 years ago, when words from then-Speaker Tip O’Neill about a rabble-rousing young Georgia congressman - Newt Gingrich - were struck from the record after being deemed too personal #gapol— Tamar Hallerman (@ajconwashington) July 16, 2019
When the Spkr last had rheir words taken down with Tip O’Neill in the mid-80s, he parliamentarian rules the Speaker’s use of “lowest” when referring to the conduct of the minority, constituted inappropriate language and words were taken down.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
So sad to see the Democrats sticking up for people who speak so badly of our Country and who, in addition, hate Israel with a true and unbridled passion. Whenever confronted, they call their adversaries, including Nancy Pelosi, “RACIST.” Their disgusting language.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
....and the many terrible things they say about the United States must not be allowed to go unchallenged. If the Democrat Party wants to continue to condone such disgraceful behavior, then we look even more forward to seeing you at the ballot box in 2020!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body! The so-called vote to be taken is a Democrat con game. Republicans should not show “weakness” and fall into their trap. This should be a vote on the filthy language, statements and lies told by the Democrat.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2019
.....Congresswomen, who I truly believe, based on their actions, hate our Country. Get a list of the HORRIBLE things they have said. Omar is polling at 8%, Cortez at 21%. Nancy Pelosi tried to push them away, but now they are forever wedded to the Democrat Party. See you in 2020!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2019
Kevin McCarthy @GOPLeader, “The President’s Tweets were not Racist. The controversy over the tweets is ALL POLITICS. I will vote against this resolution.” Thank you Kevin!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2019
Reporter: Do you think Trump would be more likely to tone down his rhetoric if Republican leaders like yourself spoke out more forcefully?— POLITICO (@politico) July 16, 2019
McConnell: I think everybody ought to tone down
R: But you stopped short of calling his comments racist
M: Well the president's not racist pic.twitter.com/K2LfO3VjZ0
.@realDonaldTrump's tweets are not racist. Trying to rifle through his tax returns, impeachment talk, abusive subpoenas, and now the silly House resolution -- all presidential harassment.— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) July 16, 2019
.@SpeakerPelosi: "Every single member of this institution...should join us in condemning the president's racist tweets. To do anything less would be a shocking rejection of our values and a shameful abdication of our oath of office to protect the American people." pic.twitter.com/nsskh7TuCS— CSPAN (@cspan) July 16, 2019
Much of the consternation among Democrats on the floor seems to be that there is a rule that prevents calling someone a racist. Lots of chatter between the parliamentarians office and Dems about this. pic.twitter.com/XIwoHRl0UC— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 16, 2019
The Hse vote on condemnation for Trump will be pushed back now because of the Pelosi contretemps and the parliamentary infighting.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
The condemnation will be later tonight. This is eating up a lot of time.
It NEVER takes this long to review the conduct or language of a member. This is supercharged because it deals with the resolution condeming President Trump and the fact that this involves the Speaker of the House.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
Pelosi appears to have left the floor..which is a violation of House Rules themselves when someone’s words are taken down. That’s partly could be why this is taking so long. This is not just a rank and file member. This is the House Speaker.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
On the kerfuffle on the flr involving Pelosi...When words are taken down, the member accused of using inappropriate language must be seated in the House chamber and wait for the ruling— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
Well this is unprecedented. Rep. Emanuel cleaver abandoned the chair as he was presiding over the chamber.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 16, 2019
Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver — a former Congressional Black Caucus Chairman who was the presiding officer — said something, banged the gavel, then stormed off the floor.— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) July 16, 2019
I'm not sure he made an actual ruling. Members on the floor look extremely confused. It was hard to hear him.
This is something —> At 4:25 the House came back to order.— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) July 16, 2019
Rep Emanuel Cleaver made a brief statement and said “I abandon the chair” and slammed the gavel on the dias and stormed out of the chamber. Still no ruling on if Pelosi’s comments will be taken down.
Dem Rep. Emanuel Cleaver abandons the chair, slamming the gavel and storming out of the chamber.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 16, 2019
"I'll dare anybody to look at any of the footage and see if there was any unfairness. But unfairness is not enough, because we want to just fight. I abandon the chair."
Via CSPAN pic.twitter.com/PFHdtf8eOc
In the chair now is Rep. GK Butterfield of North Carolina. Like cleaver, a senior member of the CBC.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 16, 2019
McCarthy is staying on the floor for this parliamentary fight over pelosis speech. https://t.co/UiztLJYfiE— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 16, 2019
McCarthy is supposed to be going to the White House but he’s staying here for this very, very rare floor fight.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 16, 2019
Now Hoyer is in the chair, noting that @SpeakerPelosi’s words were out of order.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 16, 2019
The house is voting to take down pelosis words. This vote is likely to be party line, and likely to fail.
Majority Leader Hoyer rules the Speaker's words are out of order. House now voting to strike the words— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) July 16, 2019
For those just joining us, this is the first time since 1984 (Tip vs Newt) that a Speaker had words taken down. But this House vote would keep them in the Record.— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) July 16, 2019
Pelosi said she had cleared those words with the Parliamentarian, but clearly, they go against what's in the House precedents pic.twitter.com/ReG0Gob6nV— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) July 16, 2019
BREAKING NEWS —> Speaker Pelosi just broke the rules of the House, and is no longer permitted to speak on the floor of the House for the rest of the day.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) July 16, 2019
The facts are clear: the House rules of order and decency were broken by the very person tasked with upholding them—the Speaker of the House. But just now, Democrats voted to ignore the rules and give special treatment to one of their own.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) July 16, 2019
Democrats have turned the House of Representatives into a weapon of political theater. They aren’t interested in legislation. They’re only here for retribution. https://t.co/ul3IWPrUp8— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) July 16, 2019
Democrats just decided the rules don't apply to them. They voted to let Nancy Pelosi break House rules to personally harass @realDonaldTrump. That's beneath the dignity of Congress. The American people deserve better than this Democrat foolishness. pic.twitter.com/nERGF3kC0Z— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) July 16, 2019
Every single member of this institution, especially its Speaker, should recognize the rules of the House.@SpeakerPelosi knows better than to make such disparaging remarks about the President on the House floor. https://t.co/awzn3M3kw0— Lance Gooden (@RepLanceGooden) July 16, 2019
Swalwell went on a riff about the president*'s various racist statements being racist and said, "Talking about shithole countries is racist." Then old Collins from Georgia objected and we were off on another vote about taking words down.— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 16, 2019
CSpan is very awesome today.
Swalwell withdraws "shithole." More uproar.— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 16, 2019