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Rep. Doug Collins: Pelosi Forced Dems to Break Floor Rules

By    |   Wednesday, 17 July 2019 10:28 AM

Rep. Doug Collins, who objected to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling President Donald Trump a "racist" Tuesday while introducing a resolution condemning his tweets against four freshman congresswomen, said Wednesday such comments aren't how members are to speak on the House floor.

"It may seem trite to everybody in the world, everybody saying how they want to say it, but when you come to the House floor, it's a place of dignity, decorum," the Georgia Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends."

"I don't believe this issue was there for any other reason except a political jab at our president. If we don't maintain decorum on this floor we devolve into something we don't want to be."

Pelosi is subject to floor rules and she broke them, he added.

After Collins objected to Pelosi's comments, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, said her remarks were not in order. The Democrat-controlled House then voted along party lines not to strike the comments from the record. 

"She forced her party to actually join her in violating the House rules," said Collins. "What kind of leadership is that?"

Pelosi said her comments were okayed by the chamber parliamentarian, and Collins said Wednesday he doesn't know if that really happened. 

"They have been pushing the limits the entire time," said Collins. "Frankly there was some questionable remarks she made early in the speech. When it came to this it was clearly over the line."

Meanwhile, Collins said he does not think the president's tweets were racist, and the four congresswomen involved have "no desire to work within the system" or with Pelosi. 

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Rep. Doug Collins, who objected to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling President Donald Trump a "racist" Tuesday while introducing a resolution condemning his tweets against four freshman congresswomen, said Wednesday such comments aren't how members are . . .
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