Congress Sends Trump Joint Resolution Condemning White Supremacy, KKK, Neo-Nazis

Congress Sends Trump Joint Resolution Condemning White Supremacy, KKK, Neo-Nazis

The key word is "if".

In the United States, many lawmakers, including members of Trump's own party as well as business executives distanced themselves from the president.

"Tonight, the House of Representatives spoke in one unified voice to unequivocally condemn the shameful and hate-filled acts of violence carried out by the KKK (Ku Klux Klan), white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville", Connolly said.

Congress has passed resolutions to issue statements on social issues before. Its co-sponsors are all the Virginia delegation.

Sen. Tim Scott (R. -S.C.), the only black Republican in the Senate, will try to get through to President Trump following Trump's poorly received response to the protests and violence in Charlottesville last month.

It is beyond pathetic and disgraceful that this President needs a bipartisan resolution to force him to condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides.

"My goal is to focus on those issues that move this country forward", he went on.

Time will tell, however, just how far Scott's message resonated beyond the 40 minutes he spent with Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday morning.

The meeting took place as Trump has struggled with his relationship with African-American lawmakers on Capitol Hill and the constituents they represent.

It would later be reported that the president ad-libbed the mention of "many sides", which was key to the perception that he was purposely avoiding a specific condemnation of neo-Nazi groups.

Trump has been criticized both in the country and overseas over his response to the violence in Charlottesville. And I have no doubt about it, and you don't have any doubt about it either.

Excuse me, excuse me. "But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides". You had people in that group.

Ordinarily, the kind of language in the resolution-a lawmaking vehicle normally used to recognize fake holidays like National Purebred Dog Day-would be wholly uncontroversial. Heyer was killed when James Fields rammed his vehicle into her and others on August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a white supremacist rally and counter-protest.

Six senators from both parties, led by both of Virginia's Democratic senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, introduced the measure, which the Senate approved unanimously Monday night.

But some questioned if Trump fully grasped that following his comments about the violent rally that was sparked by white supremacists descending on a southern college town to protest the removal of Confederate memorials.

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