President Donald Trump is set to ‘absolutely’ sign a congressional resolution to condemn the violence portrayed by white supremacists.
Congress has been urging him to speak out against the hate groups…..makes me wonder if he will also sign one regarding Antifa as well.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump will “absolutely” approve the bipartisan measure, which the House passed Tuesday.
The resolution is the first formal response from Congress to the violence that broke out at a white supremacist rally last month in Charlottesville, Va.
While Trump was expected to sign the resolution, some questioned whether he would given that it singles out his administration.
The resolution will condemn “the racist violence and domestic terrorist attack” that took place in Charlottesville. During the riots and protests, a white supremacists drove a Dodge into the nearby crowd of counter protesters. One woman was killed in the act, and 19 more people were injured.
The resolution is also to show that the president 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.”
A group of four bipartisan senators introduced the resolution amid concern about Trump’s equivocating response to the violence in Charlottesville, which he said occurred “on many sides.”
Lawmakers urged Trump and his administration to speak out forcefully against white supremacist groups and “use all resources available” to improve data collection of hate crimes and “address the growing prevalence of those hate groups in the United States.”