"They simply do not meet the standard definition of racist, a word so recklessly flung around these days that its actual meaning is being lost," Brit Hume argued.
"For the president of the United States, this country is for white people, period," MSNBC guest Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. said.
President Donald Trump sparked outrage when he tweeted that the congresswomen should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came."
On Sunday, the hashtags #RacistInChief and #TrumpIsARacist began trending on Twitter after Trump urged four progressive Democrats to "go back" to where they came from.
Some Trump supporters "may not even see it as racist" because "they will take that line where it says, 'you can go back and fix it' and then 'come back,'" Salena Zito said.
"You are stoking white nationalism bc you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda," freshman Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted.
"Someone's feeling very comedic today," Fox News co-host Jedediah Bila quipped.
"You can't leave fast enough," President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter, referencing progressive Democratic congresswomen.
"You won't accept a nation that sees healthcare as a right or education as a #1 priority, especially where we're the ones fighting for it," she tweeted.
President Donald Trump told several American-born Democratic congresswomen to "go back" to their native countries.
"Children were being separated from their parents in front of an American flag, women were being called names under an American flag," said Ocasio-Cortez.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has clashed repeatedly with her Democratic colleagues in "The Squad": Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib.
"Remember that time your boss tore babies from their mothers' arms and threw them in cages? Yeah take a seat and keep my name out of your lying mouth," Pressley tweeted.
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan pleaded for more funding at the border, but Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib called it a "broken" system.
"All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world," Pelosi said, referring to the four freshman lawmakers. "But they didn't have any following. They're four people and that's how many votes they got."
We have plenty empirical evidence that shows that cash is one of the most effective ways to alleviate the harms of income instability and poverty.
"It is our duty as members of Congress to pursue the last option we have in this pursuit of justice on behalf of the American people," Tlaib said.
"It's a can of worms, it's a new headache that the president doesn't need, it advances the law into Congress' court," Andrew Napolitano said.
We need to stop separating the fact that we're trying to change peoples' lives for the better, but we have an administration that continues to violate the United States Constitution," the progressive Democrat argued.
Rashida Tlaib tried to end the backlash against her comments about the Holocaust while appearing on "Late Night With Seth Meyers."
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer criticized the attacks against Tlaib, saying Republicans "must stop, and they owe her an apology."
While 86 percent of Democrats and 73 percent of independents said they'd support a candidate who adheres to Islam, less than 40 percent of Republicans would, according to a new poll.
"All of you who are trying to silence me will fail miserably," the Michigan congresswoman tweeted.
The 10 million signatures to impeach Trump represent the biggest online petition campaign in U.S. history, the groups claim.
"And I drink coffee," Ocasio-Cortez said in response to being labeled as part of the "Herbal Tea Party."
While the monthlong celebration of Ramadan began for Muslims over the weekend, so did the deadliest clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in recent years.
The Democratic representative's comments arrived in the wake of Saturday's attack on a synagogue in San Diego.
Polls suggest that progressive policies such as the Green New Deal and Medicare-for-all are actually in line with what the majority of American citizens want their elected lawmakers to support.
The Detroit representative tweeted a photo of herself with the former president following this week's Washington meeting.