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Two lawmakers who attended a Wednesday's committee hearing during a heated exchange of charges of racist behavior hugged on Thursday on the house floor.
"It was a very good conversation," Mark Meadows, R-N.C, told reporters. Meadows approached Rashida Tlaib, D-Michel, on the floor of the House, where they had a brief conversation and embraced her. "I just wanted you to know that there was no hostility or hard feeling at all and the same thing, and it was a very good moment."
Tlaib's spokesman did not respond to NPR's request to comment on the stock market.
At the hearing of the House Inspection Committee, which witnesses President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen, Meadows brought Lynne Patton, an African-American woman who worked in the Trump administration of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to refute Cohen's claims on Trump's racist behavior.
Tlaib, the newcomer, is one of the latest legislators who questioned Cohen and used some of his time to invite Meadows. "Just because someone has a color – a black man who works for them does not mean he is not racist," he said on Wednesday: "And it is not sensitive that some would say that someone would really use a test – a black woman – in this room, in this committee alone, racist.
The chairman of the House Control Committee, Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Referring to the personal friendship with Meadows, conveyed the debate by making Tlaib clear that he considered the act racist and not congressional.
Meadows wouldn't say on Thursday if he regretted Patton's guest at the trial. "I'm not going to analyze everything, obviously at this point it is very important that people know each other's motives and hearts, and I think we understand each other," he said.
The stock market launched the Democratic activists and distributed them online a 2012 video of Meadows "We will send Obama home to Kenya or wherever he is," which is widely recognized as playing racist, possessive conspiracies against Barack Obama. President Trump is committed to promoting conspiracies for years before admitting that he was a fake in his 2016 campaign.
– Listen, this is the old news. I spoke dozens of times and I sincerely apologized several times, "Meadows told reporters on Thursday's 2012 video. – When I was in office, I answered a question. In fact, I came back from Kenya, where we worked in Kenya, and anyone who knows me knows that I respect respect, regardless of race or gender, or anything that indicates that I would be a racist motive, just not accurate. "