Hoyer: It Was ‘Inappropriate’ for Democrats to Yell at Trump in the Capitol


House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) said that it was "inappropriate" for Democrats to yell at President Donald Trump during his Wednesday meeting with congressional Republicans.

CNN host Kate Bolduan asked Hoyer about the Democrats who yelled at Trump as he passed them in the Capitol. Television cameras caught the lawmakers yell, " don't you have kids" at the president as they held signs.

"That's Democratic members of Congress protesting the President of the United States yelling at him as you heard there as he is entering the Capitol as a guest of other members of the chamber," Bolduan said. "Are you comfortable with that?"

"I think that's, it's not appropriate but having said that, there are very strong feelings, and nobody engenders stronger feelings and says worse things or acts in a more confrontational manner than the President of the United States," Hoyer said. "That does not, however, justify us following suit."

Hoyer then went on to criticizing Trump, claiming the president is always in a confrontational mood which invites confrontation.

Bolduan mentioned Hoyer's criticism of Rep. Joe Wilson (R., S.C.) after Wilson yelled "you lie" at then-President Barack Obama during the State of the Union. She asked if Democrats' actions on Wednesday were similar.

Hoyer again said that the Democratic members' actions were "inappropriate" before again going back to criticizing Trump's immigration policy.

"Kate, I've already said I think that was not appropriate and ought to be some other venue to make those points. I'm in agreement with you," Hoyer said.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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