Fitzpatrick Votes to Condemn Trump Tweets

Fitzpatrick speaks in support of the End Banking For Human Traffickers Act.

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick joined three other Republicans, one independent, and 235 Democrats to support a resolution condemning President Trump’s tweets telling four congresswomen of color to go back to their countries and then come back.

Fitzpatrick joined the Dom Giordano Program on 1210 WPHT Tuesday to discuss his views on the situation. The Congressman began saying he supported the president on many policy decisions, citing tax reform, Right to Try, and immigration.

“What I disagree with the president on, and have disagreed with him on, is tone,” Fitzpatrick said. “I am a Ronald Reagan Republican and that’s the era I grew up in.”

But Fitzpatrick also said he was not defending “The Squad,” comprised of controversial figures including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. He also called on a resolution to condemn Ilhan Omar for perceived anti-semetic comments.

“There should be a resolution put on the floor condemning her remarks,” Fitzpatrick said. “And that, by the way, was supposed to happen and it didn’t. They watered down the language so they could get their conference to be behind it. Her comments are absolutely reprehensible. There’s no question about it.”

Fitzpatrick also voted Wednesday night to table a resolution calling on the impeachment of President Trump. The impeachment attempt failed in a decisive vote of 332 to 95.