Justin Amash slams Trump for 'racist and disgusting' tweet targeting progressive lawmakers

Source: The Hill | July 14, 2019 | Justin Wise

Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), who recently left the Republican Party to become an Independent, on Sunday lambasted President Trump for telling a group of progressive congresswomen to go back to where they came from, saying it was “racist and disgusting.”

“To tell these American citizens (most of whom were born here) to ‘go back’ to the ‘crime infested places from which they came’ is racist and disgusting,” Amash said on Twitter.

The comments from Amash came just hours after Trump targeted a group of female lawmakers, saying that they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” before speaking out about how the United States government should be run. 

Trump did not identify the lawmakers. But the remarks came amid a week of escalating tension between Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and a group of four freshman House Democrats — Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).

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