Besides U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, it's not common for Republican members of Congress to criticize President Trump.
But on Monday three Michigan Republican congressmen took issue with his
controversial racist tweets Sunday attacking "the 'Progressive Democrat Congresswomen'" who include Rashida Tlaib of Detroit.
Trump suggested the four first-termers "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." The comments were aimed at Tlaib and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, who were born in the United States — and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who was born in Somalia and is a naturalized citizen, the News reports.
Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Dryden, responded:
Congressman Fred Upton of St. Joseph spoke out on Michael Patrick Shield’s “Michigan’s Big Show,” according to Beth LeBlanc of The Detroit News. “It’s really uncalled for, very disappointing,” said Upton, who also tweeted:
...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.— Fred Upton (@RepFredUpton) July 15, 2019
And Congressman Rep. Bill Huizenga posted on Facebook: