UPDATE II: Pelosi definitely violated the rules, as announced by Democrat Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. House Democrats voted to give her special treatment and keep her words in the record.
Hse votes to allow Pelosi to “proceed in order” as though nothing happened, even though it was ruled earlier she broke House rules when it came to decorum. Vote was 231-190. Party line vote. Had the Hse not voted, the Hse would have barred Pelosi from speaking the rest of the day— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
UPDATE: According to the rules, Pelosi isn't allowed to call the President racist from the House floor. The House is now voting on whether her words should be taken back. The Parliamentarian ruled against her, prompting a vote to take back her words. Pelosi claimed she cleared her words with the Parliamentarian before her floor speech.
House rules against Pelosi. House now voting to strike her words from the record.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
§370 of the House Rules and precedents on calling a President a 'racist' - it's not allowed (you will note most of the references are post 2016 election) pic.twitter.com/lzgBjOVDUf— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) July 16, 2019
In a highly unusual rebuke to the speaker, the House parliamentarian said Pelosi’s comments were not in order and should be stricken from record. House now voting on GOP motion to strike her words from record, but it will fail https://t.co/F7aWrzDSZK— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 16, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took to the House floor Tuesday afternoon to condemn President Donald Trump for a series of tweets he sent over the weekend about Democrat Congresswomen Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.
The problem is she may have spoken out of turn, prompting Republican Congressman Doug Collins to ask the Speaker to take back her words.
GOP Rep. Doug Collins asks for Pelosi’s words about Trump tweets to “be taken down” because he contends that Pelosi’s remarks violate rules of decorum. She says she cleared her remarks with the Parliamentarian and walks away— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 16, 2019
Republican Rep. Collins has objected to Speaker Pelosi's comments on the House floor that the president's comments are racist, and asks in a point of order that they be taken down; the parliamentarian is expected to rule on the objection. pic.twitter.com/3iRKFuY5GE— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 16, 2019
Here's what that means:
1) Extraordinary that a member of the minority would flag the Speaker for their remarks on the floor.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
Pelosi said that her words were cleared by the parliamentarian.
2) In, 1985, then backbencher Newt Gingrich did something similar to then House Speaker Tip O’Neill (D-MA) did something similar, demanding the words of O’Neill be flagged— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
House could also vote to assert that Pelosi’s words are in order.
3) Taking down words” is the parliamentary equivalent of being pulled over for speeding. You MAY have done something wrong. But they have to determine that first. Hse could vote either way. Or Spkr could withdraw the offending words— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
The Hse vote on condemnation for Trump will be pushed back now because of the Pelosi contretemps and the parliamentary infighting.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
The condemnation will be later tonight. This is eating up a lot of time.
When a mbrs words are “taken down” on the flr, they must sit until the Hse makes a ruling and decides whether the words are in order or out of order— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
When the Spkr last had rheir words taken down with Tip O’Neill in the mid-80s, he parliamentarian rules the Speaker’s use of “lowest” when referring to the conduct of the minority, constituted inappropriate language and words were taken down.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
It NEVER takes this long to review the conduct or language of a member. This is supercharged because it deals with the resolution condeming President Trump and the fact that this involves the Speaker of the House.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
On the kerfuffle on the flr involving Pelosi...When words are taken down, the member accused of using inappropriate language must be seated in the House chamber and wait for the ruling— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
Pelosi appears to have left the floor..which is a violation of House Rules themselves when someone’s words are taken down. That’s partly could be why this is taking so long. This is not just a rank and file member. This is the House Speaker.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2019
So that's where we are.