President Donald Trump will not be welcome to speak to the U.K. Parliament during his upcoming state visit, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said Monday. "As far as [parliament] is concerned, I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and to sexism and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations," Bercow said before fellow lawmakers on Monday. He added that, "before the imposition of the migrant ban, I would myself have been strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in Westminster Hall. After the imposition of the migrant ban by President Trump, I am even more strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in Westminster Hall."
Bercow's comments earned him applause from fellow MPs. Over 150 British lawmakers have also signed a motion calling to block Trump from delivering an address to Parliament. Prime Minister Theresa May, however, has supported Trump, inviting him to make a state visit within the year.