“House votes to allow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to “proceed in order” as though nothing happened, even though it was ruled earlier she broke House rules when it came to decorum. Vote was 231-190. Had the House not voted, the House would have barred Pelosi from speaking the rest of the day”
Hse votes to allow Pelosi to “proceed in order” as though nothing happened, even though it was ruled earlier she broke House rules when it came to decorum. Vote was 231-190. Party line vote. Had the Hse not voted, the Hse would have barred Pelosi from speaking the rest of the day— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
Washington Examiner reported that House Democrats temporarily banned Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi from speaking on the House floor before overruling the initial ban in a party-line vote.
The vote came Tuesday evening after House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the California Democrat’s comments violated House rules.
“Characterizing an action as racist is not in order,” Hoyer ruled after the chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver stormed off saying he was “abandoning the chair.” The ruling meant Pelosi could not speak on the House floor until the whole House voted to overturn the day-long ban.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was banned from speaking on the House floor for the rest of the day after failing to comply with House rules.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted about Pelosi’s breaking of House rules.
“Speaker Pelosi just broke the rules of the House, and is no longer permitted to speak on the floor of the House for the rest of the day.” – he said.
BREAKING NEWS —> Speaker Pelosi just broke the rules of the House, and is no longer permitted to speak on the floor of the House for the rest of the day.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) July 16, 2019
Earlier in the day, House Speaker Pelosi brutally attacked Trump over his tweets.
“Every single member of this institution, Democratic and Republican, should join us in condemning the president’s racist tweets,” Pelosi said in her speech.
The chairman at the time, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, reprimanded her for the “personality-based” attack on Trump.
“The chair will remind all members please, please do not make personality-based comments,” chairman Cleaver said. However, after this initial remark, he “abandoned the chair.”
In addition, Rep. Doug Collins called for House Speaker Pelosi’s remarks to “be taken down” as a violation of House decorum.
“I made a point of order the gentleman woman’s remarks are unparliamentary and I request they be taken down,” Collins argued.
“Is the gentleman making a demand that the words be taken down?” Cleaver asked.
“I request that the general woman’s words are unparliamentary and request that they be taken down,” Collins was adamant.