Politics Senate approves resolution condemning white supremacist groups

03:25  12 september  2017
03:25  12 september  2017 Source:   thehill.com

Bipartisan Resolution Will Force Trump To Go On Record On White Nationalists

  Bipartisan Resolution Will Force Trump To Go On Record On White Nationalists A bipartisan group of senators plans to introduce a resolution on Wednesday condemning the white nationalists who participated in the Charlottesville rallies in August, Politico reported Wednesday morning. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) will sponsor the resolution aimed at forcing President Donald Trump to either sign or reject a condemnation of “white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and other hate groups.

The Senate easily passed a resolution on Monday condemning white supremacist organizations and urging President Trump to speak out against hate groups .

Excerpt: "The US Senate has approved a resolution condemning white supremacists , neo-Nazis and other hate groups following a white -nationalist rally in Virginia that descended into deadly violence."

Senate approves resolution condemning white supremacist groups© Provided by The Hill Senate approves resolution condemning white supremacist groups The Senate easily passed a resolution on Monday condemning white supremacist organizations and urging President Trump to speak out against hate groups.

The resolution-introduced last week by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.)-cleared the upper chamber by unanimous consent.

The Senate measure formally condemns "the violence and domestic terrorist attack" that occurred last month around a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

In addition to urging Trump and the administration to publicly push back against hate groups, the resolution urges Trump and his Cabinet to "address the growing prevalence of those hate groups in the United States."

Senate approves measure condemning white nationalists

  Senate approves measure condemning white nationalists The Senate has approved a resolution condemning white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups following a white-nationalist rally in Virginia that descended into deadly violence. Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia introduced the measure along with four colleagues from both parties. The resolution, approved unanimously Monday night, recognizes a woman who was killed Aug. 12 and 19 others who were injured after a car allegedly driven by a neo-Nazi slammed into a crowd of demonstrators protesting the rally in Charlottesville.

The Senate easily passed a resolution on Monday condemning white supremacist organizations and urging President Trump to speak out against hate groups . The resolution — introduced last week by Sens.

A bipartisan group of senators will introduce a resolution Wednesday condemning white supremacist groups and calling on President Trump to confront threats from hate groups in the wake of violence last month in Charlottesville, Va.

Senators want Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Homeland Security to investigate "all acts of violence, intimidation and domestic terrorism" by white supremacists, white nationalists or associated groups and prevent them "from fomenting and facilitating additional violence."

The resolution formally gained the backing of 55 senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, before it passed the Senate on Monday night.

Trump received widespread criticism for his response to violence in Virginia last month, including saying during a press conference that both what he called "alt-left" and white nationalist groups and there were "very fine people" on both sides.

The rally began began as a protest against the Charlottesville City Council's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, but turned violent and led to the death of one counterprotestor.

UVA to remove Confederate plaques, ban open flames after white supremacist march .
The University of Virginia will remove two plaques honoring Confederate soldiers and ban open flames on campus.The university's Board of Visitors voted unanimously on both issues Friday after students demanded that officials take action after the white supremacists gathered on the campus ahead of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., The Washington Post reported.

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