WASHINGTON (CBS) – Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts called out President Donald Trump on the House floor Tuesday afternoon, labeling the government shutdown a “Trump-generated crisis.”

The Democratic Congresswoman who took office just days ago went after the president in a one-minute speech.

“I rise today in opposition to the occupant of the White House. Mr. Trump, you took an oath just as I did five days ago, to protect and defend the Constitution and the American people,” Pressley said. “Sir, you dishonor that oath. You devalue the life of the immigrant, the worker and the survivor. I see right through you and so do the American people.”

The shutdown, which has now lasted for 18 days, “has nothing to do with border security,” Pressley said. She called it a “Trump-generated crisis” that “has brought a tsunami of hurt.”

Pressley said she was speaking out in support of people working without pay, those who could lose government benefits needed to feed their families and domestic violence survivors encountering locked shelters.

After her speech, the chair reminded members of Congress that they are supposed to refrain from personal attacks against the president on the House floor.

Trump is set to address Americans Tuesday night on the shutdown. He is seeking billions for a border wall, but Democrats are refusing to provide it.

Comments (4)
  1. Peter B. Kingman says:

    Such a stupid person. And Massacusetts elected her.

  2. Allen Blaine says:

    This lady is off her rocker. Trump did take an oath to the constitution, not to illegals coming across our border to destroy our nation. You, congress person, are not upholding your oath to protect and defend the constitution of the US. The Democrats are just as guilty in this shutdown. The Democrats won’t budge either. But here we have this lady and majority of the conspiracy news media laying this at Trump’s feet. Both side are guilty. Why did you not badmouth the Democrats??? See, this is why the Democrats and the main stream conspiracy news media need to be shut down. They hate America and are not hiding that fact. Obama asked for and got billions to build a wall, fence, barrier, and the news media said nothing. All the Democrats said nothing. Why the H E L L not? These illegals trying to come into this country illegally have no rights, they are not American citizens. The know damned well what they are doing and the people who are funding these illegals needs to be arrested and put in a penitentiary for life.

  3. Phoenyx says:

    Support the legal immigrant…..they can come through that big, beautiful door that Trump said he would build in the wall. Walls work. And if you think they don’t…go ahead and leave your door open and unlocked. Raise your garage doors and don’t put them back down. And don’t forget the leave your cars unlocked as well.

  4. Roxanne Roxanne says:

    OMG
    EVERYONE IS MISSING WHAT THIS SNAKE IS REALLY DOING, YES HE WANTS THE WALL BUT HE ALSO WANTS HIS FRIENDS AND HOMIES TO GET THE CONTRACT TO BUILD THIS WALL THIS MEAN MONEY IN HIS POCKET.

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