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Politics Trump will sign resolution condemning white supremacists

23:47  13 september  2017
23:47  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.

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.

Trump condemned "all forms" of bigotry in a statement after signing the resolution . The resolution singles out " white nationalists, white supremacists , the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups" for opprobrium.

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.

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.

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.

Now it is up to President Donald Trump to officially condemn the actions of white supremacists by signing the joint resolution when it reaches his desk. The White House, however, will not immediately commit to signing it.

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.


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.

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