Democrat Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH) read a letter from one of her constituents disparaging supporters of President Donald Trump and evangelical Christians on Tuesday during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives.
“It is glaringly apparent that many who support the president’s administration are either racists, steeped in religious beliefs, ignorant, or as my mother used to say, just plain dumb,” Fudge said as she read the letter on the House floor. “I believe the crooked ascension of Trump to the Oval Office is a gauge that measures the declining patriotic and moral values of the many citizens of America as well as being the revelation of the hidden bigotry, judgmental attitudes that yet exist in many of those who call themselves evangelicals.”
“I believe that I can safely assume that the United States is no longer a democracy,” Fudge continued reading.
Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) told Fudge after she read the letter: “Remarks and debate may not engage in personalities towards the president, including by repeating remarks made elsewhere that would be improper if spoken in the member’s own words.”
The Trump campaign responded to Fudge’s reading of the letter in a tweet, reading: “Democrats didn’t learn their lesson from Hillary’s huge loss. They are still insulting millions of Americans, this time from the floor of the House of Representatives. It seems all Democrats are offering the country is more hate and hoaxes!”