Nadler Announces Plan To Censure Trump Over Racist Comments

Cedric Richmond and other Democrats to pursue censure for Trump over 's---hole' remark

Cedric Richmond and other Democrats to pursue censure for Trump over 's---hole' remark

A censure wouldn't impose any penalties on Trump but would express Congress's formal disapproval of the comments.

"I am hopeful that we will do that and get bipartisan support for it", he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview Friday.

Clyburn was referring to Trump's comments during a meeting with congressional immigration negotiators where he referred to some African nations as "sh-hole countires".

In that same meeting, a member of Congress told Trump that welfare cuts he was considering would harm her constituents.

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, and other members of the House Democratic leadership said Friday (Jan. 12) they plan to pursue a vote of censure for President Donald Trump over his "shithole countries" remark, CNN reported.

The Wisconsin Republican was referring to Trump's asking during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers why the US should admit more immigrants from "shithole countries" like Africa.

The president denied using that term, though he acknowledged using harsh language. Sen. Earlier this week, the administration announced it would end Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadorans, 45,000 Haitians, and 2,500 Nicaraguans.

"These remarks have compelled us to prepare a resolution of censure with our colleagues next week, to condemn President Trump for his racist statements", they said in the statement Friday afternoon. "This censure resolution is important because America is a beacon of hope".