Analysis | The complete list of GOP lawmakers reacting to Trump’s ‘go back’ tweet

The vast majority of Republican members of Congress have not said anything publicly about President Trump’s Sunday morning tweet that four Democratic House members should “go back” to the “places from which they came.”

But two days after he issued the tweet, 60 members of his party have offered a range of responses: Some flat-out rebuked Trump’s remarks, while others took the opportunity to criticize Democrats at the same time they condemned the president’s words. Others responded by embracing Trump and the sentiments in the tweet.

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Read each lawmaker’s initial statements about Trump’s comments below.

Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) recently left the Republican Party, so his condemnation does not appear. Did we miss something? Let us know.

What Republican lawmakers said

These lawmakers specifically condemned Trump’s remarks.

These lawmakers criticized Democrats and Trump in the same statement.

These lawmakers haven’t commented or have given vague statements.

These lawmakers defended Trump’s remarks or focused criticism on Democratic lawmakers

Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND)

“Engage them on policy all day long, but it just wrong to tell any U.S. citizen to ‘go back to where they came from,’ ” Armstrong said in a statement to the Forum. “Attacking any citizen based on where they are from is never OK.” Read more »

Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH)30 hours after Trump’s tweet

To me, part of being patriotic means embracing
the values laid out by our founding fathers. This
includes being accepting of all races and cultures.
Leaders of our great nation — including the
President and all Members of Congress — should
be held to high standards of decorum. Therefore I
do not condone yesterday’s tweets.
Read more »

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)30 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I am deeply disappointed in the president’s comments directed toward
fellow Americans and members of Congress. Use of such language is
inappropriate and demeans the office of the presidency,” Cole tweeted. Read more »

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)32 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Yeah I do [find Trump’s comments racist]. They’re American citizens,” Ernst said. “I personally think the GOP has a stronger platform to talk about. That’s what we should be focusing on.”

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI)

“This week we will be voting on an intelligence authorization bill and a minimum wage bill on the House floor, but the only questions we will get asked, the only questions that will be debated on TV and social media, will be about tweets we can all agree were wrong. Instead of mean tweeting, let’s do our job and work to fix the looming budget crisis, a broken healthcare system, and a broken immigration system,” according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read more »

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)28 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I strongly disagree with what the President said in a series of tweets over the weekend. Every duly elected official needs to lead by example, end the personal character assassination attacks, and focus on finding ways to work together to make America the very best it can be.” Read more »

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX)28 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I think those tweets are racist and xenophobic,” Hurd told CNN. “They are also inaccurate, right. The four women he is referring to are actually citizens of the United States, three of the four were born here. It’s also a behavior that’s unbecoming of the leader of the free world. He should be talking about things that unite us, not divides us. And also, I think, politically, it doesn’t help.” Read more »

Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“What the President tweeted this weekend was wrong. It’s past time we all stop tearing each other down and focus our efforts on working together civilly to solve the challenges facing our country and build upon the success the American people have seen over the past few years,” Joyce tweeted. Read more »

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)29 hours after Trump’s tweet

“There is no excuse for the president’s spiteful comments –they were absolutely unacceptable and this needs to stop,” Murkowski tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)27 hours after Trump’s tweet

“The Tweet President Trump posted over the weekend about fellow Members of Congress are not reflective of the values of the 1,000,000+ people in Texas 22. We are proud to be the most diverse Congressional district in America. I urge our President immediately disavow his comments,” Olson tweeted. Read more »

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)28 hours after Trump’s tweet

“That’s not something I would say, and I think it’s divisive, unnecessary and wrong.” Read more »

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“The president shouldn’t have written that. I think it damages him. It damages the country, and none of us should be participants in identity politics,” Rubio told reporters. “I think the implication by anyone that you’re not as American as someone else because your parents were born somewhere else is … directly counter to what makes America unique.” Read more »

Rep. Michael R. Turner (R-OH)29 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I am confident that every Member of Congress is a committed American. @realDonaldTrump’s tweets from this weekend were racist and he should apologize. We must work as a country to rise above hate, not enable it,” Turner tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA)

“[T]here is not a debate about whether or not it’s acceptable,” Woodall said of Trump’s comments at a Rules Committee hearing. Read more »

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE)30 hours after Trump’s tweet

I believe the President’s tweets toward the four Congresswomen were unacceptable. When it comes to their far-left policies and extreme ideologies, I strongly disagree with them. However, they are entitled to the views they campaigned and won on. Any hatred toward any nationality is repugnant, whether it comes from the left or the right. Having more civility and mutual respect and removing the contempt in our political debate are a must if we want to make progress in Washington. Read more »

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)28 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Just because the so-called squad constantly insults and attacks the president isn’t a reason to adopt their unacceptable tactics,” Blunt said in a statement. ”There is plenty to say about how destructive House Democrats’ policies would be for our economy, our health care system, and our security. I think that’s where the focus should be.” Read more »

Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)39 hours after Trump’s tweet

“As Americans, there is more that unites us than divides us. The President’s remarks to my colleagues across the aisle are inappropriate and do not reflect American values. ALL of our elected officials need to raise their level of civility in order to address the serious issues facing our country,” Brooks said. Read more »

Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO)

“I think he is frustrated there are members of the House that are continually criticizing this country and affecting his ability to conduct foreign policy,” Buck told Fox News. “Do I think the president … used the most diplomatic way of trying to address that? … I don’t think he did.” Read more »

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)28 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I disagree strongly with many of the views and comments of some of the far-left members of the House Democratic Caucus – especially when it comes to their views on socialism, their anti-Semitic rhetoric, and their negative comments about law enforcement – but the President’s tweet that some Members of Congress should go back to the ‘places from which they came’ was way over the line, and he should take that down,” Collins said in a statement. Read more »

Rep. Douglas A. Collins (R-GA)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“This Congress is off to a rough start,” Collins said. “Politicians throw verbal bombs that hurt people and fail to legislate to help people. ICE facilities are being attacked with weapons, and, a few days ago, we saw a foreign fllag raised over an American facility. The president is frustrated that Congress has not acted to solve the crisis at our border, and he expressed his frustrations in a way that didn’t promote reconciliation across the aisle and across our country. This country is wide open to everyone who respects our laws and wants to share in our freedoms. It is my hope we can have productive dialogue to replace frustration with understanding and actually do what the people sent us here to do: solve problems like the border crisis.” Read more »

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“There’s a lot of issues out there that I think are important to highlight and you know, I think the more we can focus on issues and less on the personalities, the better,” Diaz-Balart told The Post. “I understand what the president was getting at, which is I think he was expressing his frustration of folks not understanding the greatness of this country. However I think the use of words was unfortunate.”

Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)29 hours after Trump’s tweet

“While I disagree passionately with many of my colleagues on substantive policy issues, the comments from @POTUS yesterday were wildly inappropriate. That type of rhetoric only divides us when we need to be coming together to solve the real problems we face as a nation,” Gonzalez tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)34 hours after Trump’s tweet

“While I disagree on most policy matters w/ the Dem. congresswomen who were the subject of the president’s tweets this wkd, we are all Americans – as is the president. We can & must defend our ideas on how to improve our country w/o descending into divisive & demeaning language,” Herrera Beutler said. Read more »

Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)35 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I firmly believe that all people are made in the image of God and are equal in his eyes. I don’t believe the president is a racist, and although I wish he had been more diplomatic, I share his frustrations in regard to Members of Congress making repeated derogatory statements about the Nation we love, serve, and defend,” Hice said. Read more »

Rep. French Hill (R-AR)32 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Like many Americans, I’m tired of the war of outrageous and ill-informed comments—from our president and other elected officials. This country needs less social media back-and-forth and more civil debate on policies that contribute to a stronger, more united nation,” Hill tweeted. Read more »

Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)

Hoeven said he “wouldn’t have said what the president tweeted” but called for a focus on “policy and issues. In that regard, I oppose policies like socialism and open borders, and believe we need to strongly support law enforcement,” he said, according to the Forum. Read more »

Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD)31 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Like the President, I’ve vehemently disagreed with the far left members of the House on policy, but his inappropriate comments were the wrong way to communicate that disagreement. We need to focus on governing this country, and his tweets weren’t helpful,” Johnson tweeted. Read more »

Rep. John Katko (R-NY)28 hours after Trump’s tweet

“The President’s tweets were wrong. I have vehemently criticized lawmakers on the far-left when I disagree with the direction in which they want to take the country – but criticism should focus on policy,” Katko said. Read more »

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)32 hours after Trump’s tweet

”We as a nation have to demand better from our elected officials, on both sides of the aisle,” Kinzinger said. “What the President tweeted this weekend was wrong, and does nothing but further divide us. We can and should debate the ideas and argue over different policies. But to denigrate those you disagree with, especially like this, is not reflective of the high honor and responsibility that the office of the Presidency carries. Seeing countless media folks threaten over the supposed “silence” yesterday also contributes to division in our country, with the near constant outcry that puts way too much value and unrealistic expectations on who says what on Twitter. To respond to every thing the President says, just to appease the masses, would be a full time job and not particularly beneficial to the people I represent in IL-16. They know where I stand, they know I have said time and again that I strongly disagree with the President on tone and his use of Twitter, and they know where my moral compass points. This is an ugly time for political discourse, and we must ALL work harder to improve it.” Read more »

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)

“The president’s tweets yesterday were wrong and distract from the discourse we’re having in this country about socialism,” McMorris Rodgers said, according to the Spokesman-Review. “Freedom-loving Americans will win this debate with the facts, not personal attacks: Capitalism has done more to lift people out of poverty and raise the standard of living than any other economic system in the world.” Read more »

Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI)26 hours after Trump’s tweet

“.@RealDonaldTrump, we must be better than comments like these. I share the political frustrations with some members of the other party, but these comments are beneath leaders,” Mitchell tweeted. Read more »

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)

“My view is that the congresswomen who the president referred to are American citizens, they are elected officials. It is inappropriate to suggest they go home to any place – they are home,” Moran said, according to the Kansas City Star. He added that he disagrees with the Democrats on policy, but “there’s nothing to be gained by personal attack.” Read more »

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT)29 hours after Trump’s tweet

”I certainly feel a number of these new members of Congress have views that are not consistent with my experience and not consistent with building a strong America,” Romney told NBC10 Boston. “At the same time, I recognize that the president has a unique and noble calling to unite all Americans regardless of our creeds or race or place of our national origin and I think in that case, the president fell far short.” He later told The Post: “I think it’s unfortunate for the country, I think the comments were destructive and demeaning and in some ways dangerous.” Read more »

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX)14 hours after Trump’s tweet

“POTUS was wrong to say any American citizen, whether in Congress or not, has any ‘home’ besides the U.S. But I just as strongly believe non-citizens who abuse our immigration laws should be sent home immediately, & Reps who refuse to defend America should be sent home 11/2020,” Roy tweeted. Read more »

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL)

“It was not racist,” Scott said. “It was clearly not the way I would do it but let’s remember the position that these Democrats have taken. They’ve become the anti-Semitic party now and so that’s wrong. Our country is not anti-Semitic. They are attacking law enforcement, our border agents and ICE. That’s wrong. These people are doing their job.” Read more »

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)29 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Prior to this weekend, we saw the Democratic Party embroiled in racial controversy,” Scott said in a statement. “From Kamala Harris attacking Joe Biden on segregationists, to four black and brown women chastising Democratic leadership for attacking women of color, it is clear the Democratic Party has serious issues along these lines. Instead of sharing how the Democratic Party’s far­left, pro-socialist policies – not to mention the hateful language some of their members have used towards law enforcement and Jews – are wrong for the future of our nation, the President interjected with unacceptable personal attacks and racially offensive language. No matter our political disagreements, aiming for the lowest common denominator will only divide our nation further.” Read more »

Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA)30 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Sometimes I disagree with my colleagues in the House on policy, especially the Democrat majority’s veer towards socialism and recent left­wing approach on national security, immigration and healthcare. These debates are an intended function of Congress. However, racially-motivated statements or behavior is totally unacceptable and unbecoming of our great nation,” Smucker tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)28 hours after Trump’s tweet

“While I strongly disagree with the tactics, policies, and rhetoric of the far-left socialist “Squad,” the President’s tweets were inappropriate, denigrating, and wrong. It is unacceptable to to tell legal U.S. citizens to go back to their home country,” Stefanik tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH)30 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I condemn the President’s tweet calling on Members of Congress to go back to the ‘crime infested places from which they came.’ The constituents we represent sent us to Washington with a job to do – maintain our economic growth, fix our immigration system, and look out for our veterans, to start. Swapping insults on the Internet makes our jobs that much harder. The divisive rhetoric and personal attacks we’ve seen from the President and Members of the House over the weekend are unacceptable and stand directly in the way of progress,” Stivers tweeted. Read more »

Sen. Patrick J. Toomey (R-PA)

“President Trump was wrong to suggest that our left-wing congresswomen should go back to where they came from. Three of the four were born in America and the citizenship of all four is as valid as mine. I couldn’t disagree more with these congresswomen’s views on immigration, socialism, national security, and virtually every policy issue. But they are entitled to their opinions, however misguided they may be. We should defeat ideas on the merits, not on the basis of their ancestry.” Read more »

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)27 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Frankly I’m appalled by the President’s tweets. There’s no excuse. Inflammatory rhetoric from both sides of the aisle that is used to divide us just isn’t right. It’s not helpful. We have too many challenges facing us… …that we ought to be working on together – immigration, the debt ceiling, the border crisis. The President’s tweets were flat out wrong and uncalled for, and I would encourage my colleagues from both parties to stop talking so much and start governing more,” Upton tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC)

“We defeat socialism by highlighting its inequalities and failures, not the lineage of those who promote its failed policies,” Walker said. “In serving our minority communities, President Trump’s work is unparalleled. He should allow his actions to speak louder than his tweets.” Read more »

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN)31 hours after Trump’s tweet

“As Americans, we can disagree on fundamental issues and condemn radical ideas without resorting to personal attacks on our fellow citizens. In order to find commonsense solutions to the challenges people face, both parties need to put aside divisive rhetoric and engage in a civil debate that reflects our nation’s values,” Walorski tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR)35 hours after Trump’s tweet

“The new socialist Democrats advocate ideas that will bankrupt American families, slow productivity and weaken our military; however, the president’s tweets weren’t about policy, and were unnecessarily demeaning. Governing well requires debating policies, not personalities,” Westerman tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR)

Trump’s remarks “aren’t defensible but nor is the rhetoric we’ve seen so many times coming out of the very people that he is directing his remarks toward,” Womack told The Post. “We need to move beyond the personalities and the social media war that’s going on, and bring America’s attention back on the critical issues facing our country,” he said. “Sometimes inflammatory remarks, off the cuff, have a tendency, I hesitate to use the word backfire, but serve counterintuitively to unite the other side. And look, it doesn’t take a lot to unite the other side against our president.”

Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX)52 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I have been and remain a strong supporter of President Trump and his policies, which have been great for America, including and especially for our minority communities. However, I just as strongly disagree with the President’s tweet that four of my colleagues in the U.S. House, all Democrats, should go back to their families’ countries of origin. Notably, only one of the four immigrated to the U.S.; the others were born here. When one becomes a citizen of this country, it no longer matters where they came from. They are now Americans. The moment they are sworn in as citizens, the United States of America is their country. Unless they are one of the few that hold dual citizenship in another country, the only country they have to “go back to” is this one. As a conservative Republican, I disagree with these four colleagues on a great many issues, but telling them to leave the country because I disagree with them is not a solution. It, in fact, invites more political acrimony. At the same time, instead of voting on a resolution about the President’s tweets, we should be solving the illegal alien crisis at our southern border, reforming our unworkable immigration and asylum laws, and stopping the incessant flow of drugs and human trafficking across our borders once and for all. Ensuring the safety and security of the American people is far more important than partisan gimmicks about the President’s tweets.” Read more »

Rep. Robert B. Aderholt (R-AL)

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA)

Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)

Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX)

Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX)

Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN)

Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr (R-KY)

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)

Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI)

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)

Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis (R-FL)

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)

Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL)

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)

Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I think that President Trump and his style is going to be different from many of us, and of course we know that now. … I would moderate that, and I think that even though I think it’s part of your style to say what’s on your mind, I think increasingly as we get to November 2020, if we’re doing more of this, it’s going to hurt his case,” Braun told The Post. “The economy’s never been better and I don’t think we’re getting full credit for that. It was at a level that caught probably more attention than anything (tweets) recently, and again I think it takes away from the whole agenda and the effort of getting re-elected.”

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL)

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)

Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN)

Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC)

Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN)

Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-TX)

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA)

Rep. John Carter (R-TX)

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)

Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA)

Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX)

Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY)

Rep. James Comer (R-KY)34 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I believe the president shares a lot of Americans’ frustration with Congress, particularly those four women congressman who, for no other reason, constantly criticizes not only the president, but also Congress and our country,” Comer told PBS Newshour. “I think there’s a level of frustration that the president has that he, unfortunately, took out in a probably not the best-worded tweet. But I think that the tweet has been overblown, and I think that we really need to move on and talk about the issues in Congress that the American people care about.” Read more »

Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX)

Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA)

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)

“I don’t believe Donald Trump is racist. He is an equal opportunity offender,” Cramer said, according to the Forum. Read more »

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)

Rep. Eric A. “Rick” Crawford (R-AR)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I have a long-standing policy that I don’t comment on tweets,” Cruz told reporters.

Rep. John Curtis (R-UT)

Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH)

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)

Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL)

Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN)

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY)

Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS)

Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA)

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)

Rep. Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann (R-TN)

Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX)

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)

Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-ID)

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)

Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT)

Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH)

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ)

Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)

Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-IA)

Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA)

Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO)

Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA)

Rep. Mark Green (R-TN)

Rep. H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA)

Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI)

Rep. Michael Guest (R-MS)

Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY)

Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-MN)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)

Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK)

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA)

Rep. George Holding (R-NC)

Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN)

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA)

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH)

Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)

Rep. John Joyce (R-PA)

Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)

Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS)

Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-LA)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Rule No. 1 in politics is, when your opponent is screwing up you never interrupt them,” Kennedy told The Post. “I think Congresswoman Omar and her colleagues are destroying the Democratic Party. I’d just let them go do it. If I didn’t know better, I’d think they were all Republican plants.”

Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY)

Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

Rep. David Kustoff (R-TN)

Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL)

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)

Rep. Robert E. Latta (R-OH)

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ)

Rep. Billy Long (R-MO)

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA)

Rep. Frank D. Lucas (R-OK)

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)

Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX)

Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS)

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)

Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL)

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX)

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA)

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (R-NC)

Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV)

Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ)

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)

Rep. Dan Meuser (R-PA)

Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV)

Rep. John Moolenaar (R-MI)

Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)

Rep. Steven M. Palazzo (R-MS)

Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

Rep. Greg Pence (R-IN)

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA)

Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL)

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX)

Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA)

Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC)

Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA)

Sen. James E. Risch (R-ID)

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)

Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL)

Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN)

Rep. Mike D. Rogers (R-AL)

Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)

Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL)

Rep. John Rose (R-TN)

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD)

Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC)

Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL)

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)

Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ)

Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA)

Rep. F. James Jr. Sensenbrenner (R-WI)

Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-AL)

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL)

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)

Rep. Jason T. Smith (R-MO)

Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE)

Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ)

Rep. Ross Spano (R-FL)

Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN)

Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI)

Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL)

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK)

Rep. Van Taylor (R-TX)

Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX)

Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC)

“The reality is I want to shift back onto the issues and the America that they represent versus the America that I want to see,” Tillis told reporters. “So I’m focused more on the issues and less on the communications of other people.” Read more »

Rep. William Timmons (R-SC)

Rep. Scott R. Tipton (R-CO)

Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO)

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)

Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)

Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL)

Rep. Steve Watkins (R-KS)

Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX)

Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL)

Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH)

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)

Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX)

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA)

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)

Sen. Todd C. Young (R-IN)32 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I would say we oughta be focused on our policy solutions and the victories for the American people as opposed to people right now,” Young told The Post. “The economy is doing really well we’ve got all these federal judges on the bench that we should be proud of, people back home are really happy and that’s really what we need to focus on.”

Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY)

Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA)31 hours after Trump’s tweet

“There’s no question that the members of Congress that @realDonaldTrump called out have absolutely said anti-American and anti-Semitic things. I’ll pay for their tickets out of this country if they just tell me where they’d rather be,” Abraham tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Until House Dems remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee or address her anti-Semitic remarks in any way, it’s hard to take any of their efforts to condemn the President, or anyone else, seriously,” Banks said. Read more »

Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL)32 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I agree with @realDonaldTrump. America is an exceptional country and I’m proud to live here. If @AOC and the crew of Socialist Democrats are so angry with our country, I’m offering to pay for their ticket to Venezuela so they can enjoy their failed Socialist Paradise,” Byrne said. Read more »

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I don’t like the rhetoric. I don’t like the heated rhetoric. It’s as simple as that.,“ Crenshaw told The Post. “I think everything that’s come out of those women’s mouths is generally very wrong and deeply offensive, but that doesn’t mean we should stoop to that level.”

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)31 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Montanans are sick and tired of listening to anti-American, anti-Semite, radical Democrats trash our country and our ideals. This is America. We’re the greatest country in the world. I stand with @realdonaldtrump,” Daines tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Sean P. Duffy (R-WI)30 hours after Trump’s tweet

“The immigrants I know, including my mother-in-law, are the people most disgusted by Rep. Omar’s ingratitude to the nation who rescued her family from an African refugee camp and gave her the equivalent of a lottery ticket to come to the USA,” Duffy tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX)30 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Did @realDonaldTrump suggest America isn’t the home of my colleagues who have so far made a career out of playing the race card? I don’t think so. Does he mean to condemn their disparaging comments about America and anti-Semitic quips? Yes, and so do I,” Gooden tweeted. Read more »

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-SC)36 hours after Trump’s tweet

“We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists. They hate Israel. They hate our own country … They’re anti-Semitic. They’re anti-America,“ Graham told Fox News. He also told Trump to “aim higher. They are American citizens. They won an election. Take on their policies.“ Read more »

Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD)25 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Clearly it’s not a racist comment,” Harris told Bryan Nehman on Baltimore talk radio WBAL. “He could have meant go back to the district they came from, to the neighborhood they came from.” Read more »

Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-OK)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“He’s never demonstrated a bias. And I just don’t think that he was doing that,” Inhofe told The Post. “That’s his way of communicating, so I don’t judge him on that. I just think that he’s communicating. He’s not doing it the way I would’ve done it. Well, let me tell you, if you’re for proper things for presidents to do, you’re talking about the wrong guy, because he hasn’t done anything that is the normal way of doing business. And that’s what people like about him.”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)31 hours after Trump’s tweet

Jordan told The Post that Trump is sick of the “ridiculous and dangerous statements of the left where they say illegals should get healthcare, where they say detention facilities are concentration camps, where they say walls are immoral, where they say abolish ICE, where they say abolish DHS, and I’m forgetting a bunch more ridiculous things they’ve said. … That’s the frustration the President has.”

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)34 hours after Trump’s tweet

At a press conference, McCarthy said he did not consider Trump’s tweets to be racist. “I believe this is about ideology. It’s about socialism versus freedom,” he said. Earlier, when asked about Trump’s tweets, he said “This is their country.” Read more »

Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC)34 hours after Trump’s tweet

Norman said Trump should “absolutely not” apologize. “The president is not a racist. The comments that people have made, the socialists that want to downgrade this country, let them go back to where they (pause) where they feel more at home. And I believe that,” he said.

Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)31 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I’m disappointed to find that many in the media are just awakening to the anti-American and anti-Semitic comments uttered consistently by some socialist leaders. I invite everyone to join me as we continue strengthening our Country and communities. #GodBlessAmerica,” Perry tweeted. Read more »

Condemned Trump’s remarks 14

Criticized Democrats and Trump 32

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These lawmakers specifically condemned Trump’s remarks.

Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND)

“Engage them on policy all day long, but it just wrong to tell any U.S. citizen to ‘go back to where they came from,’ ” Armstrong said in a statement to the Forum. “Attacking any citizen based on where they are from is never OK.” Read more »

Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH)30 hours after Trump’s tweet

To me, part of being patriotic means embracing
the values laid out by our founding fathers. This
includes being accepting of all races and cultures.
Leaders of our great nation — including the
President and all Members of Congress — should
be held to high standards of decorum. Therefore I
do not condone yesterday’s tweets.
Read more »

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)30 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I am deeply disappointed in the president’s comments directed toward
fellow Americans and members of Congress. Use of such language is
inappropriate and demeans the office of the presidency,” Cole tweeted. Read more »

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)32 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Yeah I do [find Trump’s comments racist]. They’re American citizens,” Ernst said. “I personally think the GOP has a stronger platform to talk about. That’s what we should be focusing on.”

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI)

“This week we will be voting on an intelligence authorization bill and a minimum wage bill on the House floor, but the only questions we will get asked, the only questions that will be debated on TV and social media, will be about tweets we can all agree were wrong. Instead of mean tweeting, let’s do our job and work to fix the looming budget crisis, a broken healthcare system, and a broken immigration system,” according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read more »

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)28 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I strongly disagree with what the President said in a series of tweets over the weekend. Every duly elected official needs to lead by example, end the personal character assassination attacks, and focus on finding ways to work together to make America the very best it can be.” Read more »

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX)28 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I think those tweets are racist and xenophobic,” Hurd told CNN. “They are also inaccurate, right. The four women he is referring to are actually citizens of the United States, three of the four were born here. It’s also a behavior that’s unbecoming of the leader of the free world. He should be talking about things that unite us, not divides us. And also, I think, politically, it doesn’t help.” Read more »

Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“What the President tweeted this weekend was wrong. It’s past time we all stop tearing each other down and focus our efforts on working together civilly to solve the challenges facing our country and build upon the success the American people have seen over the past few years,” Joyce tweeted. Read more »

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)29 hours after Trump’s tweet

“There is no excuse for the president’s spiteful comments –they were absolutely unacceptable and this needs to stop,” Murkowski tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)27 hours after Trump’s tweet

“The Tweet President Trump posted over the weekend about fellow Members of Congress are not reflective of the values of the 1,000,000+ people in Texas 22. We are proud to be the most diverse Congressional district in America. I urge our President immediately disavow his comments,” Olson tweeted. Read more »

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)28 hours after Trump’s tweet

“That’s not something I would say, and I think it’s divisive, unnecessary and wrong.” Read more »

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“The president shouldn’t have written that. I think it damages him. It damages the country, and none of us should be participants in identity politics,” Rubio told reporters. “I think the implication by anyone that you’re not as American as someone else because your parents were born somewhere else is … directly counter to what makes America unique.” Read more »

Rep. Michael R. Turner (R-OH)29 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I am confident that every Member of Congress is a committed American. @realDonaldTrump’s tweets from this weekend were racist and he should apologize. We must work as a country to rise above hate, not enable it,” Turner tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA)

“[T]here is not a debate about whether or not it’s acceptable,” Woodall said of Trump’s comments at a Rules Committee hearing. Read more »

Criticized Democrats and Trump 32

These lawmakers criticized Democrats and Trump in the same statement.

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE)30 hours after Trump’s tweet

I believe the President’s tweets toward the four Congresswomen were unacceptable. When it comes to their far-left policies and extreme ideologies, I strongly disagree with them. However, they are entitled to the views they campaigned and won on. Any hatred toward any nationality is repugnant, whether it comes from the left or the right. Having more civility and mutual respect and removing the contempt in our political debate are a must if we want to make progress in Washington. Read more »

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)28 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Just because the so-called squad constantly insults and attacks the president isn’t a reason to adopt their unacceptable tactics,” Blunt said in a statement. ”There is plenty to say about how destructive House Democrats’ policies would be for our economy, our health care system, and our security. I think that’s where the focus should be.” Read more »

Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)39 hours after Trump’s tweet

“As Americans, there is more that unites us than divides us. The President’s remarks to my colleagues across the aisle are inappropriate and do not reflect American values. ALL of our elected officials need to raise their level of civility in order to address the serious issues facing our country,” Brooks said. Read more »

Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO)

“I think he is frustrated there are members of the House that are continually criticizing this country and affecting his ability to conduct foreign policy,” Buck told Fox News. “Do I think the president … used the most diplomatic way of trying to address that? … I don’t think he did.” Read more »

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)28 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I disagree strongly with many of the views and comments of some of the far-left members of the House Democratic Caucus – especially when it comes to their views on socialism, their anti-Semitic rhetoric, and their negative comments about law enforcement – but the President’s tweet that some Members of Congress should go back to the ‘places from which they came’ was way over the line, and he should take that down,” Collins said in a statement. Read more »

Rep. Douglas A. Collins (R-GA)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“This Congress is off to a rough start,” Collins said. “Politicians throw verbal bombs that hurt people and fail to legislate to help people. ICE facilities are being attacked with weapons, and, a few days ago, we saw a foreign fllag raised over an American facility. The president is frustrated that Congress has not acted to solve the crisis at our border, and he expressed his frustrations in a way that didn’t promote reconciliation across the aisle and across our country. This country is wide open to everyone who respects our laws and wants to share in our freedoms. It is my hope we can have productive dialogue to replace frustration with understanding and actually do what the people sent us here to do: solve problems like the border crisis.” Read more »

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“There’s a lot of issues out there that I think are important to highlight and you know, I think the more we can focus on issues and less on the personalities, the better,” Diaz-Balart told The Post. “I understand what the president was getting at, which is I think he was expressing his frustration of folks not understanding the greatness of this country. However I think the use of words was unfortunate.”

Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)29 hours after Trump’s tweet

“While I disagree passionately with many of my colleagues on substantive policy issues, the comments from @POTUS yesterday were wildly inappropriate. That type of rhetoric only divides us when we need to be coming together to solve the real problems we face as a nation,” Gonzalez tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)34 hours after Trump’s tweet

“While I disagree on most policy matters w/ the Dem. congresswomen who were the subject of the president’s tweets this wkd, we are all Americans – as is the president. We can & must defend our ideas on how to improve our country w/o descending into divisive & demeaning language,” Herrera Beutler said. Read more »

Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)35 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I firmly believe that all people are made in the image of God and are equal in his eyes. I don’t believe the president is a racist, and although I wish he had been more diplomatic, I share his frustrations in regard to Members of Congress making repeated derogatory statements about the Nation we love, serve, and defend,” Hice said. Read more »

Rep. French Hill (R-AR)32 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Like many Americans, I’m tired of the war of outrageous and ill-informed comments—from our president and other elected officials. This country needs less social media back-and-forth and more civil debate on policies that contribute to a stronger, more united nation,” Hill tweeted. Read more »

Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)

Hoeven said he “wouldn’t have said what the president tweeted” but called for a focus on “policy and issues. In that regard, I oppose policies like socialism and open borders, and believe we need to strongly support law enforcement,” he said, according to the Forum. Read more »

Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD)31 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Like the President, I’ve vehemently disagreed with the far left members of the House on policy, but his inappropriate comments were the wrong way to communicate that disagreement. We need to focus on governing this country, and his tweets weren’t helpful,” Johnson tweeted. Read more »

Rep. John Katko (R-NY)28 hours after Trump’s tweet

“The President’s tweets were wrong. I have vehemently criticized lawmakers on the far-left when I disagree with the direction in which they want to take the country – but criticism should focus on policy,” Katko said. Read more »

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)32 hours after Trump’s tweet

”We as a nation have to demand better from our elected officials, on both sides of the aisle,” Kinzinger said. “What the President tweeted this weekend was wrong, and does nothing but further divide us. We can and should debate the ideas and argue over different policies. But to denigrate those you disagree with, especially like this, is not reflective of the high honor and responsibility that the office of the Presidency carries. Seeing countless media folks threaten over the supposed “silence” yesterday also contributes to division in our country, with the near constant outcry that puts way too much value and unrealistic expectations on who says what on Twitter. To respond to every thing the President says, just to appease the masses, would be a full time job and not particularly beneficial to the people I represent in IL-16. They know where I stand, they know I have said time and again that I strongly disagree with the President on tone and his use of Twitter, and they know where my moral compass points. This is an ugly time for political discourse, and we must ALL work harder to improve it.” Read more »

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)

“The president’s tweets yesterday were wrong and distract from the discourse we’re having in this country about socialism,” McMorris Rodgers said, according to the Spokesman-Review. “Freedom-loving Americans will win this debate with the facts, not personal attacks: Capitalism has done more to lift people out of poverty and raise the standard of living than any other economic system in the world.” Read more »

Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI)26 hours after Trump’s tweet

“.@RealDonaldTrump, we must be better than comments like these. I share the political frustrations with some members of the other party, but these comments are beneath leaders,” Mitchell tweeted. Read more »

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)

“My view is that the congresswomen who the president referred to are American citizens, they are elected officials. It is inappropriate to suggest they go home to any place – they are home,” Moran said, according to the Kansas City Star. He added that he disagrees with the Democrats on policy, but “there’s nothing to be gained by personal attack.” Read more »

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT)29 hours after Trump’s tweet

”I certainly feel a number of these new members of Congress have views that are not consistent with my experience and not consistent with building a strong America,” Romney told NBC10 Boston. “At the same time, I recognize that the president has a unique and noble calling to unite all Americans regardless of our creeds or race or place of our national origin and I think in that case, the president fell far short.” He later told The Post: “I think it’s unfortunate for the country, I think the comments were destructive and demeaning and in some ways dangerous.” Read more »

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX)14 hours after Trump’s tweet

“POTUS was wrong to say any American citizen, whether in Congress or not, has any ‘home’ besides the U.S. But I just as strongly believe non-citizens who abuse our immigration laws should be sent home immediately, & Reps who refuse to defend America should be sent home 11/2020,” Roy tweeted. Read more »

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL)

“It was not racist,” Scott said. “It was clearly not the way I would do it but let’s remember the position that these Democrats have taken. They’ve become the anti-Semitic party now and so that’s wrong. Our country is not anti-Semitic. They are attacking law enforcement, our border agents and ICE. That’s wrong. These people are doing their job.” Read more »

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)29 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Prior to this weekend, we saw the Democratic Party embroiled in racial controversy,” Scott said in a statement. “From Kamala Harris attacking Joe Biden on segregationists, to four black and brown women chastising Democratic leadership for attacking women of color, it is clear the Democratic Party has serious issues along these lines. Instead of sharing how the Democratic Party’s far­left, pro-socialist policies – not to mention the hateful language some of their members have used towards law enforcement and Jews – are wrong for the future of our nation, the President interjected with unacceptable personal attacks and racially offensive language. No matter our political disagreements, aiming for the lowest common denominator will only divide our nation further.” Read more »

Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA)30 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Sometimes I disagree with my colleagues in the House on policy, especially the Democrat majority’s veer towards socialism and recent left­wing approach on national security, immigration and healthcare. These debates are an intended function of Congress. However, racially-motivated statements or behavior is totally unacceptable and unbecoming of our great nation,” Smucker tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)28 hours after Trump’s tweet

“While I strongly disagree with the tactics, policies, and rhetoric of the far-left socialist “Squad,” the President’s tweets were inappropriate, denigrating, and wrong. It is unacceptable to to tell legal U.S. citizens to go back to their home country,” Stefanik tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH)30 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I condemn the President’s tweet calling on Members of Congress to go back to the ‘crime infested places from which they came.’ The constituents we represent sent us to Washington with a job to do – maintain our economic growth, fix our immigration system, and look out for our veterans, to start. Swapping insults on the Internet makes our jobs that much harder. The divisive rhetoric and personal attacks we’ve seen from the President and Members of the House over the weekend are unacceptable and stand directly in the way of progress,” Stivers tweeted. Read more »

Sen. Patrick J. Toomey (R-PA)

“President Trump was wrong to suggest that our left-wing congresswomen should go back to where they came from. Three of the four were born in America and the citizenship of all four is as valid as mine. I couldn’t disagree more with these congresswomen’s views on immigration, socialism, national security, and virtually every policy issue. But they are entitled to their opinions, however misguided they may be. We should defeat ideas on the merits, not on the basis of their ancestry.” Read more »

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)27 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Frankly I’m appalled by the President’s tweets. There’s no excuse. Inflammatory rhetoric from both sides of the aisle that is used to divide us just isn’t right. It’s not helpful. We have too many challenges facing us… …that we ought to be working on together – immigration, the debt ceiling, the border crisis. The President’s tweets were flat out wrong and uncalled for, and I would encourage my colleagues from both parties to stop talking so much and start governing more,” Upton tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC)

“We defeat socialism by highlighting its inequalities and failures, not the lineage of those who promote its failed policies,” Walker said. “In serving our minority communities, President Trump’s work is unparalleled. He should allow his actions to speak louder than his tweets.” Read more »

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN)31 hours after Trump’s tweet

“As Americans, we can disagree on fundamental issues and condemn radical ideas without resorting to personal attacks on our fellow citizens. In order to find commonsense solutions to the challenges people face, both parties need to put aside divisive rhetoric and engage in a civil debate that reflects our nation’s values,” Walorski tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR)35 hours after Trump’s tweet

“The new socialist Democrats advocate ideas that will bankrupt American families, slow productivity and weaken our military; however, the president’s tweets weren’t about policy, and were unnecessarily demeaning. Governing well requires debating policies, not personalities,” Westerman tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR)

Trump’s remarks “aren’t defensible but nor is the rhetoric we’ve seen so many times coming out of the very people that he is directing his remarks toward,” Womack told The Post. “We need to move beyond the personalities and the social media war that’s going on, and bring America’s attention back on the critical issues facing our country,” he said. “Sometimes inflammatory remarks, off the cuff, have a tendency, I hesitate to use the word backfire, but serve counterintuitively to unite the other side. And look, it doesn’t take a lot to unite the other side against our president.”

Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX)52 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I have been and remain a strong supporter of President Trump and his policies, which have been great for America, including and especially for our minority communities. However, I just as strongly disagree with the President’s tweet that four of my colleagues in the U.S. House, all Democrats, should go back to their families’ countries of origin. Notably, only one of the four immigrated to the U.S.; the others were born here. When one becomes a citizen of this country, it no longer matters where they came from. They are now Americans. The moment they are sworn in as citizens, the United States of America is their country. Unless they are one of the few that hold dual citizenship in another country, the only country they have to “go back to” is this one. As a conservative Republican, I disagree with these four colleagues on a great many issues, but telling them to leave the country because I disagree with them is not a solution. It, in fact, invites more political acrimony. At the same time, instead of voting on a resolution about the President’s tweets, we should be solving the illegal alien crisis at our southern border, reforming our unworkable immigration and asylum laws, and stopping the incessant flow of drugs and human trafficking across our borders once and for all. Ensuring the safety and security of the American people is far more important than partisan gimmicks about the President’s tweets.” Read more »

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These lawmakers haven’t commented or have given vague statements.

Rep. Robert B. Aderholt (R-AL)

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA)

Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)

Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX)

Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX)

Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN)

Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr (R-KY)

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)

Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI)

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)

Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis (R-FL)

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)

Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL)

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)

Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I think that President Trump and his style is going to be different from many of us, and of course we know that now. … I would moderate that, and I think that even though I think it’s part of your style to say what’s on your mind, I think increasingly as we get to November 2020, if we’re doing more of this, it’s going to hurt his case,” Braun told The Post. “The economy’s never been better and I don’t think we’re getting full credit for that. It was at a level that caught probably more attention than anything (tweets) recently, and again I think it takes away from the whole agenda and the effort of getting re-elected.”

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL)

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)

Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN)

Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC)

Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN)

Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-TX)

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA)

Rep. John Carter (R-TX)

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)

Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA)

Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX)

Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY)

Rep. James Comer (R-KY)34 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I believe the president shares a lot of Americans’ frustration with Congress, particularly those four women congressman who, for no other reason, constantly criticizes not only the president, but also Congress and our country,” Comer told PBS Newshour. “I think there’s a level of frustration that the president has that he, unfortunately, took out in a probably not the best-worded tweet. But I think that the tweet has been overblown, and I think that we really need to move on and talk about the issues in Congress that the American people care about.” Read more »

Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX)

Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA)

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)

“I don’t believe Donald Trump is racist. He is an equal opportunity offender,” Cramer said, according to the Forum. Read more »

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)

Rep. Eric A. “Rick” Crawford (R-AR)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I have a long-standing policy that I don’t comment on tweets,” Cruz told reporters.

Rep. John Curtis (R-UT)

Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH)

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)

Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL)

Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN)

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY)

Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS)

Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA)

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)

Rep. Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann (R-TN)

Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX)

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)

Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-ID)

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)

Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT)

Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH)

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ)

Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)

Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-IA)

Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA)

Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO)

Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA)

Rep. Mark Green (R-TN)

Rep. H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA)

Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI)

Rep. Michael Guest (R-MS)

Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY)

Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-MN)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)

Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK)

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA)

Rep. George Holding (R-NC)

Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN)

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA)

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH)

Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)

Rep. John Joyce (R-PA)

Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)

Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS)

Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-LA)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Rule No. 1 in politics is, when your opponent is screwing up you never interrupt them,” Kennedy told The Post. “I think Congresswoman Omar and her colleagues are destroying the Democratic Party. I’d just let them go do it. If I didn’t know better, I’d think they were all Republican plants.”

Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY)

Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

Rep. David Kustoff (R-TN)

Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL)

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)

Rep. Robert E. Latta (R-OH)

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ)

Rep. Billy Long (R-MO)

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA)

Rep. Frank D. Lucas (R-OK)

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)

Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX)

Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS)

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)

Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL)

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX)

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA)

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (R-NC)

Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV)

Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ)

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)

Rep. Dan Meuser (R-PA)

Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV)

Rep. John Moolenaar (R-MI)

Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)

Rep. Steven M. Palazzo (R-MS)

Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

Rep. Greg Pence (R-IN)

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA)

Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL)

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX)

Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA)

Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC)

Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA)

Sen. James E. Risch (R-ID)

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)

Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL)

Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN)

Rep. Mike D. Rogers (R-AL)

Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)

Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL)

Rep. John Rose (R-TN)

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD)

Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC)

Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL)

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)

Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ)

Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA)

Rep. F. James Jr. Sensenbrenner (R-WI)

Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-AL)

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL)

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)

Rep. Jason T. Smith (R-MO)

Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE)

Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ)

Rep. Ross Spano (R-FL)

Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN)

Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI)

Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL)

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK)

Rep. Van Taylor (R-TX)

Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX)

Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC)

“The reality is I want to shift back onto the issues and the America that they represent versus the America that I want to see,” Tillis told reporters. “So I’m focused more on the issues and less on the communications of other people.” Read more »

Rep. William Timmons (R-SC)

Rep. Scott R. Tipton (R-CO)

Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO)

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)

Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)

Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL)

Rep. Steve Watkins (R-KS)

Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX)

Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL)

Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH)

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)

Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX)

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA)

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)

Sen. Todd C. Young (R-IN)32 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I would say we oughta be focused on our policy solutions and the victories for the American people as opposed to people right now,” Young told The Post. “The economy is doing really well we’ve got all these federal judges on the bench that we should be proud of, people back home are really happy and that’s really what we need to focus on.”

Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY)

Supported Trump’s remarks 14

These lawmakers defended Trump’s remarks or focused criticism on Democratic lawmakers

Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA)31 hours after Trump’s tweet

“There’s no question that the members of Congress that @realDonaldTrump called out have absolutely said anti-American and anti-Semitic things. I’ll pay for their tickets out of this country if they just tell me where they’d rather be,” Abraham tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Until House Dems remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee or address her anti-Semitic remarks in any way, it’s hard to take any of their efforts to condemn the President, or anyone else, seriously,” Banks said. Read more »

Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL)32 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I agree with @realDonaldTrump. America is an exceptional country and I’m proud to live here. If @AOC and the crew of Socialist Democrats are so angry with our country, I’m offering to pay for their ticket to Venezuela so they can enjoy their failed Socialist Paradise,” Byrne said. Read more »

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I don’t like the rhetoric. I don’t like the heated rhetoric. It’s as simple as that.,“ Crenshaw told The Post. “I think everything that’s come out of those women’s mouths is generally very wrong and deeply offensive, but that doesn’t mean we should stoop to that level.”

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)31 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Montanans are sick and tired of listening to anti-American, anti-Semite, radical Democrats trash our country and our ideals. This is America. We’re the greatest country in the world. I stand with @realdonaldtrump,” Daines tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Sean P. Duffy (R-WI)30 hours after Trump’s tweet

“The immigrants I know, including my mother-in-law, are the people most disgusted by Rep. Omar’s ingratitude to the nation who rescued her family from an African refugee camp and gave her the equivalent of a lottery ticket to come to the USA,” Duffy tweeted. Read more »

Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX)30 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Did @realDonaldTrump suggest America isn’t the home of my colleagues who have so far made a career out of playing the race card? I don’t think so. Does he mean to condemn their disparaging comments about America and anti-Semitic quips? Yes, and so do I,” Gooden tweeted. Read more »

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-SC)36 hours after Trump’s tweet

“We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists. They hate Israel. They hate our own country … They’re anti-Semitic. They’re anti-America,“ Graham told Fox News. He also told Trump to “aim higher. They are American citizens. They won an election. Take on their policies.“ Read more »

Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD)25 hours after Trump’s tweet

“Clearly it’s not a racist comment,” Harris told Bryan Nehman on Baltimore talk radio WBAL. “He could have meant go back to the district they came from, to the neighborhood they came from.” Read more »

Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-OK)33 hours after Trump’s tweet

“He’s never demonstrated a bias. And I just don’t think that he was doing that,” Inhofe told The Post. “That’s his way of communicating, so I don’t judge him on that. I just think that he’s communicating. He’s not doing it the way I would’ve done it. Well, let me tell you, if you’re for proper things for presidents to do, you’re talking about the wrong guy, because he hasn’t done anything that is the normal way of doing business. And that’s what people like about him.”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)31 hours after Trump’s tweet

Jordan told The Post that Trump is sick of the “ridiculous and dangerous statements of the left where they say illegals should get healthcare, where they say detention facilities are concentration camps, where they say walls are immoral, where they say abolish ICE, where they say abolish DHS, and I’m forgetting a bunch more ridiculous things they’ve said. … That’s the frustration the President has.”

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)34 hours after Trump’s tweet

At a press conference, McCarthy said he did not consider Trump’s tweets to be racist. “I believe this is about ideology. It’s about socialism versus freedom,” he said. Earlier, when asked about Trump’s tweets, he said “This is their country.” Read more »

Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC)34 hours after Trump’s tweet

Norman said Trump should “absolutely not” apologize. “The president is not a racist. The comments that people have made, the socialists that want to downgrade this country, let them go back to where they (pause) where they feel more at home. And I believe that,” he said.

Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)31 hours after Trump’s tweet

“I’m disappointed to find that many in the media are just awakening to the anti-American and anti-Semitic comments uttered consistently by some socialist leaders. I invite everyone to join me as we continue strengthening our Country and communities. #GodBlessAmerica,” Perry tweeted. Read more »

Kevin Schaul

Kevin Schaul is a senior graphics editor for The Washington Post. He covers national politics and public policy using data and visuals.

Kevin Uhrmacher

Kevin Uhrmacher is a graphics editor for politics at The Washington Post. His work includes mapping trends in election results, analyzing data about President Trump’s political appointees and explaining the impact of congressional policies. He joined The Post in 2014 as a news designer.

Mike DeBonis, Paul Kane and Erica Werner contributed to this report.

About this story

Based on lawmaker statements and news reports. For statements where the time spoken was unclear, the number of hours since Trump’s tweet was calculated based on the approximate time the statement was reported.

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Originally published July 15, 2019.

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