Republican MP apologized Thursday that he called "Go back to Puerto Rico!" On the floor of the house earlier in the day. The Democrats initially suspected that the potentially racially accused remark was directed at Democratic Representative Tony Cardens of California. At first it was not clear who made the remark that came in the same week. Republican representative Steve King (R-Iowa) was deprived of committee appointments for racial comment.
Rep. Jason T. Smith (R-Mo.) Later admitted to making a statement. Smith's communications director Joey Brown said in an e-mail that the congressman "spoke to all the Democrats who were on vacation in Puerto Rico last weekend at the time of the closure, not every individual."
Cardenas, – the young son of immigrant parents from Mexico, is the chairman of the Bold PAC, the fundraiser for the congress Spanish-speaking club, which organizes a delegation to visit Puerto Rico over the weekend. President Trump and the conservative media attacked Democrats for traveling on the back of the longest government closure in history, Dave Weigel of Post reported.
The White House takes advantage of the notion that Democrats "make coupons on the beach instead of negotiating." find that most voters accuse Trump of the 24-day stalemate linked to federal government funding, the longest closure in history. "We would not have allowed Donald Trump to stop us, whether he created exclusion, or whether he wrote ordinary tweets for us," said Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.), President of the Bold PAC. "Millions of people are affected throughout the country, including Puerto Rico. Projects are stopping right now. And the president is exacerbating this situation, from Puerto Rico to California.
The Vaagel said that "MEPs flew to Puerto Rico because the White House reportedly considered ways to divert disaster relief funds for building a wall of the American-Mexican border.
On Thursday afternoon, the House of Walls Chief H. Hoyer pleaded congressional members to need "to be civil with each other."
"I hope we can abstain from any Implications that have any shades of prejudice or racism, or any kind of -ism that would reduce the character and integrity of one of our colleagues, "he said on the floor of the house. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) Apologizes Thursday to Democratic Republican Democrat Tony Kardenas (D-Calif.) For potential racial accusations that initially suspected Democrats were targeting Kardenas. Cardenas, who presented the 29th County of California in 2013, told Hill on Thursday that he immediately faced his colleagues in the Republic after he had heard the remark but no one admitted to saying it.
] There were about 50 mostly Republican men who were watching me and no one would admit they were saying it. I asked several times, but no one had the fact that they said it, "he said.
Hours later, Smith called and "took responsibility for the comment and sincerely apologized," said Cardens.
Brown did not respond to a request for comment on Smith's call to Cardenas.
The MP in California said he had accepted the apology, and then shared a message saying that his parents had learned it. siempre sale algo bueno, which translates in English: "Anything bad will get something good."
JM Rieger and Peter W. Stevenson contributed to this report.
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