Watch a Republican bellyache on the floor of Congress after a Democrat criticized Trump for a ‘racist rant’
Composite image of Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) on the floor of the House of Representatives (screengrabs)

The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee brought the House of Representatives to a standstill on Tuesday with repeated complaints about Donald Trump being referred to as a racist.

It started with a speech by Rep. Lloydd Doggett (D-TX) complaining about President Donald Trump having done nothing for the Dreamers.

Doggett noted that Trump had once professed to support the dreamers, recalling Trump's tweets from September of 2017.

"Unfortunately, Donald Trump is a man of his last tweet," Doggett said.

"Later, when a bipartisan group of senators went to meet with the president and present a viable bipartisan plan, he flew into a racist rant and refused to act," Doggett said.

At that point, the ranking Republican on Judiciary, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) rose for a point of parliamentary inquiry.

"Derogatory statements towards the president, also, that was impugning the integrity of the president," Collins said.

Repeatedly, Collins demanded a ruling.

"The speaker reminds members to refrain from engaging in personalities toward the president," the speaker pro tempore repeated.

Collins, for his part, claimed it was "an issue that needs to be addressed."

The Dreamers' bill, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, passed the House 217 - 176.

Rep. Collins voted no.