The Speaker saw her comments ruled out of order by House Majority leader Steny Hoyer, who technically banned Ms Pelosi from speaking on the House floor for a period of time. According to Fox News, the Democratic-controlled House then backed their speaker by vetoing the plan to strike off Ms Pelosi’s comments from the record. They then voted to restore her speaking privileges as chaos ran through a session of high drama.
Initially, Ms Pelosi said: “There is no place anywhere for the President’s words, which are not only divisive, but dangerous – and have legitimised and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of colour.
“It’s so sad because you would think that there would be a given that we would universally, in this body, just say, ‘Of course. Of course.'”
She then added: “There’s no excuse for any response to those words but a swift and strong unified condemnation.
“Every single member of this institution, Democratic and Republican, should join us in condemning the President’s racist tweets.
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“To do anything less would be a shocking rejection of our values, and a shameful abdication of our oath of office to protect the American people.”
However, Mr Hoyer, a fellow Democrat, said Ms Pelosi’s comments contained an “accusation of racist” behaviour.
He then advised that her “words should not be used in debate”.
This saw arguments across the house erupt with both sets of politicians defending Ms Pelosi and Trump.
Georgia Republican representative Doug Collins challenged her before demanding her word be “taken down”.
The episode was the first time in decades a row similar to this one took place in the House.
Trump created anger across the US after calling for unnamed Democratic Congresswomen to “go back” to the countries they came from.
He didn’t outline who the women were, but contextually it pointed towards a group of four women sometimes nicknamed “the squad”.