Politics Trump will sign resolution condemning white supremacists

23:47  13 september  2017
23:47  13 september  2017 Source:   The Hill

House sends resolution urging Trump to condemn white supremacists

  House sends resolution urging Trump to condemn white supremacists The House unanimously cleared a resolution on Tuesday that condemns white supremacist groups 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.

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

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Trump: North Korea sanctions 'not a big deal'© Provided by The Hill Trump: North Korea sanctions 'not a big deal' President Trump will sign a congressional resolution condemning white supremacists that Congress intended to use to urge him to speak out against hate groups, according to the White House on Wednesday.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump will "absolutely" approve the bipartisan measure, which the House passed Tuesday.

The resolution is the first formal response from Congress to the violence that broke out at a white supremacist rally last month in Charlottesville, Va.

While Trump was expected to sign the resolution, some questioned whether he would given that it singles out his administration.

Trump signs resolution condemning white supremacists

  Trump signs resolution condemning white supremacists President Trump has signed a resolution condemning white supremacists following violence at a rally in Charlottesville, Va., last month, the White House announced late Thursday. "As Americans, we condemn the recent violence in Charlottesville and oppose hatred, bigotry, and racism in all forms," Trump said in a statement released by the White House."No matter the color of our skin or our ethnic heritage, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God," he continued."We are a Nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal.

Congress passed the bipartisan joint resolution condemning the Charlottesville violence — as well as “ white nationalists, white supremacists , the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups”– earlier this week, pushing Trump to sign the resolution explicitly condemning the racist gathering.

A bipartisan resolution that condemns white supremacy and neo-Nazism will head to President Trump 's desk to be signed into law. A Senate Resolution Will Force Trump Into Condemning White Supremacist Groups Over Charlottesville.

The measure condemns "the racist violence and domestic terrorist attack" in Charlottesville, where a suspected white supremacist was accused of driving a car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing one and injuring 19.

It also 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."

A group of four bipartisan senators introduced the resolution amid concern about Trump's equivocating response to the violence in Charlottesville, which he said occurred "on many sides."

Lawmakers urged Trump and his administration to speak out forcefully 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."

- Cristina Marcos contributed.

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