With political voices from around the world rising to condemn President Donald Trump over his racist attack on four Congresswomen on Sunday, members of the Republican party are starting to face scrutiny over their own silence.

On Monday, the hashtag “#RacistGOP” began to trend as many Republicans chose to stay silent on the president’s comments.

In a tweet on Sunday, Trump told progressive members of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley to “go back” to their “crime infested” countries of origin.

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done,” the president had tweeted about the four Congresswomen, all of whom, aside from Omar, were born in the United States. “These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”

While Trump’s 2020 campaign team sought to minimize the damage from the president’s comments, noting that he had added that he wanted Congressmembers to “come back,” Trump sought to double down on his offensive on Monday, saying the four representatives were “free to leave if they want. If they want to leave, that’s fine. If they want to stay, that’s fine.”

By the end of the day, only a handful of Republicans had condemned the president’s comments, with Ohio Congressman Mike Turner calling on the U.S. leader to apologize for what “were racist” tweets. “We must work as a country to rise above hate, not enable it,” Turner said.

“Those tweets are racist, and xenophobic,” Texas Representative Will Hurd said. “It’s also behavior that’s unbecoming of the leader of the free world. He should be talking about things that unite, not divide us.”

Meanwhile, asked by CNN whether the president’s tweets were racist, Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst said plainly: “Uh, yeah. They’re American citizens,” of the four Congresswomen targeted in the U.S. leader’s attack.

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