Can someone elaborate on the reason why the House of Representatives needed to pass a resolution to condemn Trump's tweets?
Many people in government have criticized Trump's tweets before, but I don't recall anyone passing a resolution to condemn it. For example, when Trump attacked Elijah Cummings, Elizabeth Warren quickly condemned his tweets:
It is disgusting. This president brings shame to himself and to the White House
and Kamala Harris responded by saying:
I am proud our campaign headquarters is in Rep. Elijah Cummings' district. Baltimore has become home to my team and it's disgraceful the president has chosen to start his morning disparaging this great American city.
I found this page, but it talks about the consequences of condemning Trump's tweets, with the conclusion that:
Any way it goes, the vote will make Trump and/or the Republicans look bad. (To critics, anyway; I assume things could look good to the target audience in the 3rd scenario.)
Is there a more official reason other than to make Republicans looks bad? Is it to have it on "record" in case Trump backtracks and deletes his tweet?