Cristina Cabrera

Cristina Cabrera is a newswriter at TPM based in New York. She previously worked for Vocativ, USA Today and New York 1 News. She received her B.A at NYU. You can reach her at

Articles by Cristina

Yesterday’s House vote on a resolution to condemn President Donald Trump’s tweets spun into chaos that lasted for over an hour after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) described the tweets as “racist.”

As it turns out, calling the President (or the President-elect)’s actions racist is against House floor rules. To explain why, we have to go back two centuries.

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