Congress Sends Trump Bill Denouncing Charlottesville Violence, White Supremacy

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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 Donald Trump to speak out against racist hate groups.

The legislation, which passed by unanimous consent in the Senate on Monday and in the House on Tuesday, will be presented to Trump for his signature in an effort by lawmakers to secure a more forceful denunciation of racist extremism from the president.

The text of the resolution was negotiated on a bipartisan basis by the members of Virginia’s congressional delegation, overcoming early differences between Republicans and Democrats about how to characterize the events in Charlottesville and whether to explicitly criticize Trump’s response.

It calls Heyer’s killing a “domestic terrorist attack” and denounces “White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups.”

(c) 2017, The Washington Post ยท Mike Debonis, Jenna Portnoy

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  1. The ANTIFA TERRORISTS arrived equipped with hoods and bats and ready to fight. They are the ones whom President Trump ought to condemn for violence. Until the Antifada hooligans arrived the Neo Nazis were basically rallying peacefully. So President Trump was right when he said that both sides are to blame. Hope he’s strong enough not to fall for the Congress Trump haters and take back his words.

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