The House voted against striking Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse Democrat pushes for censuring Trump in closed-door meeting Trump: I don’t have a racist bone in my body Ocasio-Cortez responds to fresh criticism from Trump MORE‘s floor remarks blasting President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: ‘Good’ As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE from the record on Tuesday after the House parliamentarian in a rare rebuke for the Speaker said her comments violated House rules.

The vote on the motion to strike Pelosi’s failed in a 190-232 vote with no Democratic support. Every Republican voted in favor of the motion.

The parliamentarian ruled the speech violated rules forbidding personal attacks on the House floor against the president.

Pelosi was offering comments about a resolution set to condemn as racist Trump comments earlier in the week that four minority congresswomen should go back to their home countries. All four are U.S. citizens and three of them were born in the U.S.

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Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerOcasio-Cortez responds to fresh criticism from Trump House Democrats introduce resolution condemning Trump for ‘racist’ comments Feehery: Trump inspires temporary House Democratic unity MORE (D-Md.) announced the parliamentarian’s decision against Pelosi, stating that by calling the remarks by Trump racist, she had violated the House’s rules.

“The chair is prepared to rule, the words of the gentlewoman from California contain an accusation of racist behavior on the part of the president as memorialized in chapter 29 section 65.6, characterization characterizing an action as racist is not in order,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md,) said on the floor ahead of the vote. 

“The chair relies on the precedent of May 15, 1984 and finds that the words should not be used in debate.”

Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she did not regret her remarks.

“I stand by my statement, I’m proud of the attention that’s being called to it because what the president said was completely inappropriate against our colleagues, but not just against them, against so many people in our country when he said ‘go back where you came from,” Pelosi told reporters ahead of the vote.

Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsTech executives to take hot seat at antitrust hearing Mueller to give extended testimony after appearance postponed House passes bill to reauthorize funding for 9/11 victims MORE (R-Ga.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, led the effort to have Pelosi’s remarks be removed. 

Earlier, Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalHouse Democrats seek to move past rifts with minimum wage bill Problem Solvers Caucus co-chair calls Trump comments about progressive congresswomen ‘totally unacceptable’ Trump’s tweets unify a fractured Democratic Party MORE (D-Wash.) in the same debate asked that remarks made by Rep. Sean DuffySean Patrick DuffyKeep our elections free and fair Fox News contributor Campos-Duffy compares abortion to slavery Carson on HUD eviction plan: ‘You take care of your own first’ MORE (R-Wis.) be stricken from the record for calling Democratic lawmakers anti-American.

But she appeared to withdraw her request during an ensuing discussion with the presiding House member, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).

The battle over floor speeches came as the House debated the resolution condemning the president’s comments.

In her floor remarks, Pelosi criticized Trump’s “xenophobic attacks on our members, on our people.”

“How shameful to hear him continue to defend those offensive words, words that we have all heard him repeat, not only about our members, but about countless others,” she said.

After Collins asked Pelosi if she would like to rephrase her comments, Pelosi said she had cleared them with the parliamentarian in advance. 

“I would like to make a point of order that the gentlewoman’s words are unparliamentary and ask they be taken down,” Collins said. 

Cleaver (D-Mo.), who was presiding over the floor, then reminded members “to refrain from engaging in personalities toward the president.”

As deliberations took place, Pelosi exited the chamber despite members who have been flagged for potential violations being expected to remain on the floor. 

Cleaver, in a dramatic moment, later abruptly left his position presiding over the House in frustration. He said the two parties had been treated fairly in the floor debate.

“We don’t ever, ever want to pass up it seems an opportunity to escalate and that’s what this is,” he said. “I dare anybody to look at any of the footage and see if there is unfairness, but unfairness is not enough because we want to just fight.

“I abandon the chair,” he then stated before slamming his gavel down and leaving his position. 

He was replaced by Rep. G.K. ButterfieldGeorge (G.K.) Kenneth ButterfieldNancy Pelosi fends off impeachment wave — for now House Democrats press leaders to start Trump impeachment WHIP LIST: The 83 House Democrats backing an impeachment inquiry MORE (D-N.C.). 

Republicans were reveling in the Democrats’ problems.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyHouse Democrat pushes for censuring Trump in closed-door meeting Democrats erupt over Trump attacks Hillicon Valley: Twitter says Trump ‘go back’ tweet didn’t violate rules | Unions back protests targeting Amazon ‘Prime Day’ | Mnuchin voices ‘serious concerns’ about Facebook crypto project | Congress mobilizes on cyber threats to electric grid MORE (R-Calif.) took to Twitter to note Pelosi would no longer be able to speak on the floor for the remainder of the day after failing to comply with House rules. 

“BREAKING NEWS —> Speaker Pelosi just broke the rules of the House, and is no longer permitted to speak on the floor of the House for the rest of the day,” he tweeted. 

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