Congress finally agreed on something, but it wasn’t health care or tax reform

Aaron Colen 31 mins

Congress passed a joint resolution Tuesday urging President Donald Trump to denounce the white nationalism and violence of the Charlottesville, Virginia “Unite the Right” rally from last month. 
Late Tuesday night, Congress overwhelmingly passed a joint resolution for President Donald Trump to denounce white nationalism and the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, — even though he’s already done so.

Here’s the full resolution. The main points:

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. Two Virginia State Police officers died in a helicopter crash patrolling 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. Heather Heyer died and 19 others were injured in the violence.

Rejecting white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups

Those all seem like reasonable requests. But, they sound familiar…

Donald J. Trump 


We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!

1:19 PM – Aug 12, 2017

Donald J. Trump 


Deepest condolences to the families & fellow officers of the VA State Police who died today. You’re all among the best this nation produces.

6:50 PM – Aug 12, 2017

Donald Trump, Aug. 14 at the White House: “Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.” 

Well, it’s something, right?

At least Congress is doing something. Hopefully, they can find as much common ground on the crucial legislative issues they’re facing as they did on telling the president to rehash things he’s already said.


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