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Politics House sends resolution urging Trump to condemn white supremacists

03:05  13 september  2017
03:05  13 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 House unanimously cleared a resolution on Tuesday that condemns white supremacists and urges President Trump to speak out against them. POTUS should send a clear message & sign it ASAP.

The White House had no comment when asked if Trump would sign the unanimous resolution . But with a president who reportedly chafed when his advisers urged him to make a scripted statement explicitly condemning white supremacists and their ilk, the response from the White House was

House sends Trump resolution condemning white supremacists© Provided by The Hill House sends Trump resolution condemning white supremacists The House unanimously cleared a resolution on Tuesday that condemns white supremacists and urges President Trump to speak out against them.

The bipartisan resolution now heads to President Trump's desk for his signature, making it the first formal response by Congress to the violence that broke out during a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va., last month.

"Tonight the House passed my resolution condemning hate groups & the Charlottesville attack. POTUS should sign a clear message & sign it ASAP," tweeted Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), one of those who introduced the resolution.

Senate approves resolution condemning white supremacist groups

  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.

© Provided by The Hill House sends Trump resolution condemning white supremacists The House unanimously cleared a resolution on Tuesday that condemns white supremacists and urges President Trump to speak out against them.

The House unanimously cleared a resolution on Tuesday that condemns white supremacist groups and urges President Trump to speak out against them.

The resolution formally condemns "the racist violence and domestic terrorist attack" in Charlottesville, where a car suspected of being driven by a white supremacist sympathizer rammed into a car full of counter-demonstrators. Heather Heyer, 32, died and 19 others were injured.

The gathering of white supremacists began as a rally to protest the Charlottesville city council's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The resolution further "rejects white nationalism, white supremacy, and neo-Nazism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of 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.

Congress sent a resolution to the White House on Tuesday condemning the violence at the white nationalist rally in Virginia last month and urging President Trump to He also proposed noting that Trump "failed to condemn white supremacists and erroneously blamed 'both sides' for the violence."

Congress on Tuesday passed a bipartisan resolution condemning white supremacists and other hate groups and sent it to President Trump ’s desk, Politico and The Hill reported. With the bill on its way to the White House , sponsors urged President Donald Trump to not hesitate in signing it.

Following concern from lawmakers of both parties about Trump's equivocating response to the violence, the resolution urges Trump and his administration to speak out against white supremacist groups and "use all resources available" to improve data collection of hate crimes and "address the growing prevalence of those hate groups in the United States."

Trump initially blamed the violence in Charlottesville on "many sides," leading to condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans. He then issued a statement from the White House declaring that "racism is evil" and called out the KKK, Nazis and other hate groups. But a day later, Trump defended his original remarks and said there were "some very fine people on both sides."

Warner, along with Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) introduced the resolution last week, which cleared both chambers of Congress in the last 24 hours.


California lawmakers step up their opposition to Trump .
California Democratic lawmakers left the state capitol on Saturday after a legislative session that often seemed geared toward implicitly – and, at times, explicitly – resisting President Trump and the Republican-led Congress' agenda."We're wrapping up what may be the most progressive legislative session in memory," State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D) said in his closing remarks early Saturday.

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