Pelosi: "Every single member of this institution, Democratic and Republican, 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/hPbJizMBl6— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 16, 2019
GOP GA Rep Collins asserts that Pelosi’s words broke decorum & demanded they be “taken down.” Hse will have to decide if her words are in order. If ruled out of order, Pelosi could be banned from speaking on the flr the rest of the day. Collins asked Pelosi to withdraw her words— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
1) Extraordinary that a member of the minority would flag the Speaker for their remarks on the floor.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
Pelosi said that her words were cleared by the parliamentarian.
2) In, 1985, then backbencher Newt Gingrich did something similar to then House Speaker Tip O’Neill (D-MA) did something similar, demanding the words of O’Neill be flagged— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
House could also vote to assert that Pelosi’s words are in order.
3) Taking down words” is the parliamentary equivalent of being pulled over for speeding. You MAY have done something wrong. But they have to determine that first. Hse could vote either way. Or Spkr could withdraw the offending words— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
We expect each other to speak fairly, truthfully and respectfully of our fellow members of Congress and of the president—not because we agree with each other at all times, but because of our great respect for the Americans who elected us to represent them. pic.twitter.com/jBngC0b9fl— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) 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.
When a mbrs words are “taken down” on the flr, they must sit until the Hse makes a ruling and decides whether the words are in order or out of order— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) 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
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
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
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