Jim McGovern’s anti-Trump comments set off ‘firestorm’ on House floor

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) had his “offensive words” about former President Donald Trump‘s New York criminal cases struck from the congressional record on Wednesday after Republicans became angry over his remarks, the second time in as many weeks that House proceedings have taken a chaotic turn.

The Rules Committee ranking member delivered opening remarks during debate on a set of GOP bills on cryptocurrency and noncitizen voting, arguing that Republicans were using these bills to “distract from Donald Trump” and his trial in New York.

“They don’t want to talk about the fact that the leader of their party is on trial for covering up hush money payments to a pornography star for political gain, not to mention three other criminal felony prosecutions he’s facing,” McGovern said.

Rep. Jerry Carl (R-AL), who was serving as
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