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    Default New Congressional resolution puts heat on Trump to denounce KKK, white nationalists

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    Congress passed a joint bipartisan resolution Tuesday putting new pressure on Donald Trump to condemn the violence at the recent white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville. The resolution, S.J. Res. 49, is below. It calls the killing of Heather Heyer "a domestic terrorist attack." The joint resolution requires Trump's signature. According to the Post, the House version was introduced by Reps. Thomas Garrett (R-Va.) and Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) and co-sponsored by the other members of the Virginia House delegation. The Senate version was introduced by Virginia Democrats Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine. It passed both Houses without debate.

    115th CONGRESS
    1st Session
    S. J. RES. 49
    JOINT RESOLUTION
    Condemning the violence and domestic terrorist attack that took place during events between August 11 and August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, recognizing the first responders who lost their lives while monitoring the events, offering deepest condolences to the families and friends of those individuals who were killed and deepest sympathies and support to those individuals who were injured by the violence, expressing support for the Charlottesville community, rejecting White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups, and urging the President and the President’s Cabinet to use all available resources to address the threats posed by those groups.

    Whereas, on the night of Friday, August 11, 2017, a day before a White nationalist demonstration was scheduled to occur in Charlottesville, Virginia, hundreds of torch-bearing White nationalists, White supremacists, Klansmen, and neo-Nazis chanted racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-immigrant slogans and violently engaged with counter-demonstrators on and around the grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville;

    Whereas, on Saturday, August 12, 2017, ahead of the scheduled start time of the planned march, protestors and counter-demonstrators gathered at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville;

    Whereas the extremist demonstration turned violent, culminating in the death of peaceful counter-demonstrator Heather Heyer and injuries to 19 other individuals after a neo-Nazi sympathizer allegedly drove a vehicle into a crowd, an act that resulted in a charge of second degree murder, 3 counts of malicious wounding, and 1 count of hit and run;

    Whereas 2 Virginia State Police officers, Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, died in a helicopter crash as they patrolled the events occurring below them;

    Whereas the Charlottesville community is engaged in a healing process following this horrific and violent display of bigotry; and

    Whereas White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups reportedly are organizing similar events in other cities in the United States and communities everywhere are concerned about the growing and open display of hate and violence being perpetrated by those groups: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress—

    (1) condemns the racist violence and domestic terrorist attack that took place between August 11 and August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia;

    (2) recognizes—

    (A) Heather Heyer, who was killed, and 19 other individuals who were injured in the reported domestic terrorist attack; and

    (B) several other individuals who were injured in separate attacks while standing up to hate and intolerance;

    (3) recognizes the public service and heroism of Virginia State Police officers Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, who lost their lives while responding to the events from the air;

    (4) offers—

    (A) condolences to the families and friends of Heather Heyer, Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen, and Trooper Pilot Berke M.M. Bates; and

    (B) sympathy and support to those individuals who are recovering from injuries sustained during the attacks;

    (5) expresses support for the Charlottesville community as the community heals following this demonstration of violent bigotry;

    (6) 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; and

    (7) urges—

    (A) the President and his administration to—

    (i) speak out against hate groups that espouse racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and White supremacy; and

    (ii) use all resources available to the President and the President’s Cabinet to address the growing prevalence of those hate groups in the United States; and

    (B) the Attorney General to work with—

    (i) the Secretary of Homeland Security to investigate thoroughly all acts of violence, intimidation, and domestic terrorism by White supremacists, White nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and associated groups in order to determine if any criminal laws have been violated and to prevent those groups from fomenting and facilitating additional violence; and

    (ii) the heads of other Federal agencies to improve the reporting of hate crimes and to emphasize the importance of the collection, and the reporting to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, of hate crime data by State and local agencies.

    Passed the Senate September 11, 2017.


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    Quote Originally Posted by madasheck View Post
    So you're OK with doing nothing and let Trump's flim-flam statement on white nationalists stand?
    Trump has already denounced them on multiple occasions. No matter what he says or does, it will never be enough to appease Trump-hating LIB race baiters. And that is really what we are talking about with this meaningless resolution.
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    Do you guys realize that the KKK is the most successful (evil of course) terrorist organization in American history. In a 12 year period they assassinated over 3,000 people.

    Anyone that even remotely empathizes with those thugs should have their head examined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
    They've dictated a statement for him to sign to satisfy people like you who will never be satisfied anyway.
    You realize Republicans are involved here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by peek-a-boo View Post
    He doesn't need to sign it?

    He can choose to sign it or not. He is under no obligation to do so.
    Nicolle Wallace said today the White House has indicated he will.


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    The wishy-washy complaints from people in this thread about condemning these jerks is pretty disgusting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by madasheck View Post
    Nicolle Wallace said today the White House has indicated he will.
    I fully expected he would. But he is not being forced as was being implied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaughtInTheMiddle View Post
    Do you guys realize that the KKK is the most successful (evil of course) terrorist organization in American history. In a 12 year period they assassinated over 3,000 people.

    Anyone that even remotely empathizes with those thugs should have their head examined.
    Your numerical claims aside who exactly is empathizing with them? Examples?
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    Quote Originally Posted by madasheck View Post
    You realize Republicans are involved here.
    I don't give a damn what party they belong to.
    Don't Blame Me I voted for Cruz! Without the 1st & 2nd Amendments the rest of The Constitution is meaningless
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    Quote Originally Posted by peek-a-boo View Post
    I fully expected he would. But he is not being forced as was being implied.
    And if he were to refuse to what would be the end result?
    Don't Blame Me I voted for Cruz! Without the 1st & 2nd Amendments the rest of The Constitution is meaningless
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaughtInTheMiddle View Post
    Do you guys realize that the KKK is the most successful (evil of course) terrorist organization in American history. In a 12 year period they assassinated over 3,000 people.

    Anyone that even remotely empathizes with those thugs should have their head examined.
    Yet Al Qeda murdered almost 3,000 Americans in one day and condemned hundreds more to a slow and lingering death with the same attack. They were then responsible for more than 6,000 deaths of US service members maiming at least six times that number.

    Your penchant for ridiculous histrionic exaggerations once again rears it's ugly head.
    Last edited by WildRose; September 13th, 2017 at 10:52 pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
    And if he were to refuse to what would be the end result?
    The left would go apoplectic. I see where you are going with this. While he does technically have a choice, he really is being painted into a corner - as were all of the Republicans who caved.

    What scares me is the free ride ANTIFA is getting in all this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
    I don't give a damn what party they belong to.
    That's something new for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by madasheck View Post
    The wishy-washy complaints from people in this thread about condemning these jerks is pretty disgusting.
    They have been condemned repeatedly by conservative forum members. The resolution is a meaningless gesture to further the DEMs race baiting agenda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peek-a-boo View Post
    I fully expected he would. But he is not being forced as was being implied.
    I'd say there is an element of force behind this. Should he not sign it, he'll look quite bad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by madasheck View Post
    Stop equating Antifa with white supremacists. Whatever faults Antifa has are nothing like white supremacists.
    ANTIFA is significantly worse.
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