In response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia this past month, the Senate has passed legislation that condemns these groups:
white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups…
Yesterday, Tuesday, September 12, the House of Representatives passed the Charlottesville Resolution approval. The bill has now been sent to the White House and awaits President Donald Trump’s signature.
The intentions of both Democratic and Republican members of Congress are clear: the bill will endorse action that clearly reproves white supremacist groups and –
urges the President and his administration to speak out against hate groups that espouse racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and white supremacy.
However, it is not certain President Trump will sign. In response to the Charlottesville protest that turned violent, Trump said:
We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama, this has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America.
Heather Heyer’s death, the woman killed after a car drove into the crowd of counter-protests in Charlottesville, will be considered an act of “domestic terrorism.”
The White House still has not officially commented on President Trump’s stance on the joint resolution.
[via Elite Daily]