Democratic Rep. James Clyburn: We're pursuing censure for Trump

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

He had asked members of the Congressional Black Caucus in a March meeting, Vivian Salama reported for NBC News on Friday, if they personally knew Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, who is black. "It should occur here with the commander in chief at a minimum".

A censure wouldn't impose any penalties on Trump but would express Congress's formal disapproval of the comments.

Democrats said Friday they will attempt to censure President next week for disparaging comments he reportedly made about developing countries in a closed-door meeting on immigration. In that meeting, he rejected a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era initiative aimed at protecting young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

The president denied using that term, though he acknowledged using harsh language. Sen.

In a statement cited by the network, Richmond and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the top Democrat in the House Judiciary Committee, announced a plan to seek censure of the president.

"These remarks have compelled us to prepare a resolution of censure with our colleagues next week, to condemn President Trump for his racist statements", the two congressmen wrote.

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