White House: Trump Will 'Absolutely' Sign Joint Resolution On Charlottesville

White House: Trump Will 'Absolutely' Sign Joint Resolution On Charlottesville

White House: Trump Will 'Absolutely' Sign Joint Resolution On Charlottesville

Rejecting white nationalism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to American values, the resolution urges Trump and his administration to "speak out against hate groups that espouse racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy".

Heyer was one of the three Americans who died during the racially charged rally in Charlottesville, where scores of white supremacists descended upon the streets to protest the removal of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's statue.

On Tuesday, the House passed the joint resolution unanimously, one day after it was effortlessly approved by the Senate.

It also calls on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to work with other federal officials to thoroughly investigate acts of violence and intimidation committed by white supremacist groups, and to "improve the reporting of hate crimes" and the federal collection of data on such incidents. More recently, Republican-led committees ignored the White House's proposed harmful cuts to foreign operations and medical research funding, and instead added billions of dollars for these important initiatives.

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that the conversation focused on "potential solutions moving forward to bring the country together", and that Trump continues to condemn hatred, bigotry, and racism "of all forms".

Scott said he used the meeting to talk about issues beyond race, creating a strategy with Trump about legislation to address poverty, unemployment, workforce development and other challenges.

A competent White House would know this was coming and, having no doubt about the president's position, would have a statement ready to go confidently saying that, of course, Trump intends to stand with Congress and even high-level members of his administration on this issue. At a rally in Phoenix on August 22, he accused television networks of ignoring his calls for unity in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville. He had also said the violence was perpetrated by "many sides". I hit 'em with neo-Nazi. "You look at both sides - I think there's blame on both sides, and I have no doubt about it, and you don't have any doubt about it either". KKK, we have KKK. "So they're having a hard time".

"If you expect some sort of an epiphany or transformation to occur overnight just because somebody walks into a room, I think they don't understand human nature".

Such language could be stirring more danger.

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