Politics Ryan: 'White supremacy is a scourge'

05:21  13 august  2017
05:21  13 august  2017 Source:   The Hill

“Nothing changes”: Republicans in Congress will stick with Trump, even after Charlottesville

  “Nothing changes”: Republicans in Congress will stick with Trump, even after Charlottesville After two days of failing to denounce white supremacy following a violent rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, President Trump answered outraged calls from his own party: He condemned racist hate groups by name. Those comments, read from prepared text on Monday in the White House, will almost certainly be sufficient to avoid any real damage to Trump’s legislative proposals. And as far as insiders on Capitol Hill can see, Trump’s amended comments seem to be enough for Republican lawmakers to move forward as if this were any other White House dust-up — and to continue pushing for policy goals they share with the president. “It seems like what Congress is focused on is what Congress has always been focused on,” a conservative House aide said, speaking on condition of anonymity: moving the legislative agenda on health care and tax reform that GOP members have campaigned on for years. On Saturday, a Nazi sympathizer at a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia — whose mother identified as a Trump supporter — rammed his car into a crowd of anti-racism counterprotesters, killing one and injuring more than a dozen. In the immediate aftermath, Trump refused to condemn white supremacy specifically, prompting angry calls from Republican lawmakers. “Mr. President — we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism,” Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) tweeted. Sen.

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However, white supremacy is now a dogwhistle itself. A leftist contingent is now charging any white person who seriously questions a position associated with people of color as a white supremacist .

Ryan: 'White supremacy is a scourge'© Provided by The Hill Ryan: 'White supremacy is a scourge' House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) denounced white supremacy in the wake of the racially charged clashes in Charlottesville on Saturday.

"Our hearts are with today's victims. White supremacy is a scourge. This hate and its terrorism must be confronted and defeated," Ryan said on Twitter.

Ryan's tweet comes after several of his Republican colleagues in the Senate slammed President Trump for not mentioning white supremacists when he condemned the violence.

For 2nd night in a row, protesters rally against white supremacy outside White House

  For 2nd night in a row, protesters rally against white supremacy outside White House The rally comes in response to the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend.The rally, organized on Facebook by local college students, comes in response to violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville over the weekend that claimed the life of counterprotester Heather Heyer, 32. In a separate incident, two Virginia state troopers monitoring the protest were killed when their helicopter crashed in nearby woods.

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Trump said "many sides" were responsible for the violence.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides," Trump said at a press conference.

White nationalist, white supremacist and alt-right groups were initially scheduled to gather in Charlottesville's Emancipation Park Saturday to protest the city's decision to remove a Confederate statue there.

But as clashes broke out ahead of the so-called "Unite the Right" rally Saturday morning, police declared the gathering an unlawful assembly, breaking up the event before it officially began.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) confirmed Saturday night that at least three people were killed after the violent clashes.

College students demand expulsion of white supremacist .
Students called for California Stanislaus State University to establish a zero-tolerance policy for white supremacy . They also wanted the expulsion of one of their peers, Nathan Damigo.Damigo, who was arrested for punching a woman during a Berkeley clash of protesters in April, is the founder of a white supremacist group and was the co-organizer of the Charlottesville rally."I don't want his ideology expressed in congruence with this campus," said Brown.Stanislaus State spokeswoman Rosalee Rush was not upset with the demonstration. She called it an exercise of the students' freedom of speech.

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