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Rep. Don Bacon votes no on resolution to condemn Trump's controversial tweets

Don Bacon
Posted at 7:14 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 20:15:43-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KMTV) — Despite his statement Monday calling President Trump's latest Twitter controversy "unacceptable," Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon voted no on a House resolution Tuesday to condemn the tweets.

Monday, Rep. Bacon issued the following statement:

“I believe the President’s tweets toward the four Congresswomen were unacceptable. When it comes to their far-left policies and extreme ideologies, I strongly disagree with them. However, they are entitled to the views they campaigned and won on. Any hatred toward any nationality is repugnant, whether it comes from the left or the right. Having more civility and mutual respect and removing the contempt in our political debate are a must if we want to make progress in Washington.”

Rep. Bacon voted no on the resolution to condemn the tweets despite his initial statement Monday, saying the following on Twitter after the vote:

“I voted 'yes' in committee on the NDAA, but after 400 amendments and a left-wing partisan agenda on the House floor, it became the Anti-Trump Authorization Act, and I could not support it.”

Representatives Fortenberry and Smith also voted no on the resolution. Western Iowa Rep. Cindy Axne voted yes.

The resolution said the House "strongly condemns" the President's “racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color."

House Democrats, four Republicans and the only independent member of Congress voted to condemn the President's tweets, which involved telling four progressive Democrats to 'go back' to their home countries.

The resolution was approved by a 240-187 margin.