US House of Representatives condemn Trump tweets about congresswomen as racist
The tweets were posted by the US President on Sunday.
The US House of Representatives has voted to condemn President Donald Trump after a series of what have been deemed racially charged attacks aimed at four congresswomen.
The vote was 240-187, with four Republicans and one Independent voting to condemn the act, as well as all Democrats.
Immediately after this, Democrat Al Green filed an article of impeachment against Trump, but the Democratic leadership has refused to pursue this act, according to BBC.
This was in reference to a series of tweets that saw Trump tell a number of Democratic congresswomen to go back where they came from.
The president has since tweeted: "I don't have a racist bone in my body!"
The four Republicans who condemned the tweets were Texas congressman Will Hurd (the party's only African American senator), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pennsylvania), Fred Upton (Michigan) and Susan Brooks (Indiana).
The four women who Trump addressed in the tweets have also responded, with one of them, Ilhan Omar, describing it as a "pivotal moment in our country." Ohmar also said that Trump was "openly violating the oath he took" with "human rights abuses".
Before Trump took to Twitter to claim that he didn't have a racist bone in his body, he appeared to double down on the attacks saying: "Come back if you want. Don't come back, that's okay, too. But if you're not happy, you can leave."