After Fudge read the letter, which described Trump as a “gangster” and “sexually condescending to women,” presiding officer Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, reminded her that she couldn’t read other people’s remarks attacking the president.
“The chair will remind members that 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 members own words,” Veasy said.
Fudge seemed indignant and appeared to ask what Veasy meant by “personalities.” As she stayed near the front of the chamber, Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., called her out by asking, “Are we in order or what are we doing?” After Fudge responded to him, Bucschon shot back, “No, you’re out of order.”
Fudge’s letter came from Ronald S. Williams, senior pastor and chief executive officer of Mount Zion Fellowship in Ohio. Williams’ letter denounced Trump, calling him a “proven liar” among other things.
His supporters, Williams said, were “either racist, steeped in racist religious beliefs,