Pelosi says Democrats take offense for ‘our sisters’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are offended by what President Donald Trump has said “about our sisters.”

That’s what the California Democrat tells colleagues at a closed-door meeting. Their gathering comes hours before a planned House vote condemning Trump’s “racist” tweets saying four congresswomen of color should return to their native countries. In fact, all are American.

Pelosi says the House resolution is about “who we are as a people” and recognizes “the unacceptability of what his goals were.”

Republican leaders oppose the resolution.

Pelosi’s defense of the congresswomen comes as she and the four freshmen have feuded over their opposition to bipartisan border legislation the four felt left the Trump administration’s treatment of migrants too unconstrained.

— AP

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