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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:56

Congress votes to call on Trump to denounce hate groups

Written by  Reuters

(Reuters) - The U.S. Congress passed a resolution late on Tuesday calling on President Donald Trump to condemn hate groups after Trump was criticized for his response to the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a month ago.

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously adopted the resolution, U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly, a Democrat from Virginia, said in a statement. The Senate approved the measure on Monday.

“Tonight, the House of Representatives spoke in one unified voice to unequivocally condemn the shameful and hate-filled acts of violence carried out by the KKK (Ku Klux Klan), white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville,” Connolly said.

The joint resolution, passed with the support of both Republicans and Democrats, will go to Trump for his signature.

Representatives for the White House did not respond immediately to an email seeking comment.

The Congressional resolution calls on Trump to condemn hate groups and what it describes as the growing prevalence of extremists who support anti-Semitism, xenophobia and white supremacy.

It also urges Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate acts of violence and intimidation by white nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and similar groups.

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So they want him to denounce them? Rather see them all drained. Drain That Swamp
MAGA

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How about congress call upon themselfs to get the work done we elected them to do instesad of sitting on their thumbs whining. whats with all these vacations?

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When do we call on the Commiecrats to denounce the BLM Terrorists. It is time to prosecute each person we see in the video of them vandalizing UVA. If you can do it to WHITE RACISTS you can do it to BLACK HATE FILLED RACISTS.

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Trump DID denounce hate groups. He also said that not everyone who was demonstrating against the dismantling of statuary was evil, as was the case with those who support such action. Evil does exist on both sides. It is the wing nuts, Left and Right, who are the enemies of democracy. ALL Americans should denounce the KKK AND Antifa, both of which groups support and encourage violence and fascism.

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The hate of these congress-persons for the even-handedness of president trump and their failure to support his lawfulness should first be brought to their attention. Their support for the terrorism of the mercenary ANTIFA subversives reflects their continued support for the alias, Barrack H. Obama, his racist subterfuge and his amplification of the lawlessness carry-over from the Bush Jr. administration that he amplified.

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Trump needs to call on Congress to denounce their hate groups including Obama, Hillary, MSM, Hollywood, etc. Republicans in Congress need to defend Trump instead of siding with Democrats. Democrats have won 6 GOP seats in 2017 and Republicans still aren't listening to the people.

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How many times, and ways does he have to denounce these groups. Is anyone listening.

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Trump has ALREADY denounced hate groups. Hopefully that includes ALL DEMONocRATS because THEY are the ones feeding the fire of HATE groups.
So why doesn't CONGRESS do something MEANINGFUL for OUR country instead of useless, idiotic things like this.
This is a TOTAL WASTE of taxpayers money. And while we are at it, they are WASTING DEMONocRATic taxpayers money as well as everyone else's.
SO CONGRESS HOW ABOUT GETTING TO WORK HELPING TRUMP rather than fighting his every move?

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President Trump CLEARLY condemned ALL acts of extremism on ALL sides, both the far right and left. The Congressional resolution omitted both the BLM and Antifa, the very groups that President Trump also pointed out as contributing to the violence in Charlottesville. Antifa was declared a terrorist organization by the FBI last April, 2016 and was in the middle of the chaos and mayhem and yet not mentioned. I hope the President refuses to sign the resolution until ALL extremist groups are included in the resolution.

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Walt Walters Written by Walt Walters
September 13, 2017
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September 13, 2017
Including the DEMONocRATic party as they are the RINGLEADERS of ALL these hate organizations that are attacking Trump supporters and ANY conservative speakers at colleges and elsewhere.
So they should be at the TOP of the list of HATE groups.
As Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, and others of the DEMONocRATic Party have openly and hatefully called for the demize of a duly elected POTUS. Which if I understand it correctly is AGAINST THE LAW.

Everything like this has to start with antifa, BLM and all kinds of liberal fachist organizations!!! This resolution shows also that our Congress is to be the first to be checked. I remember that KKK was created by democrats.

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Buck Stearns Written by Buck Stearns
September 13, 2017
Exactly! Lots more of them, too, than the very small numbers of KKK & neo-Nazis still around. For starters, there are many Muslims living here who hate our country, Christianity, Western Civilization, & Democracy — not to mention the many Chicano Aztlan nationalists seeking return of the entire Southwest to Mexico, Marxist propagandists shamelessly posing as professional journalists in the media, idiotic whites who bemoan "white privilege" & claim that most of their fellow whites are racists, & the wacko, Maoist pseudo-educators infesting our colleges, universities, & public schools, indoctrinating our vulnerable youth with twisted, confused values & despicable lies about the free enterprise system, climate change, our Founding Fathers, & the current state of racial equality — while steadfastly denying the most-credit status due us in the growth of personal wealth & independence throughout much of the world in the short span of time since the Republic was established in 1789. Why don't these bottom feeders also qualify as hate groups, & shouldn't they?
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This pisses me off. The assholes are including Nationalists in this crap by using the word white. If that is not racist, what is ?
Now about nationalism.
Nationism is patriotism, national sovereignty, borders and constitutional freedoms for all American citizens.
It is not about race, period.
And Iam a constitutional Nationalist..
Dont call me anything else unless you are ready to fight.
It's time we got the sick mentality out of government. Sounds to me the black caucus is running the congress.
The whole damn thing is racist.
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What a freaking waste of time...they have actual work to do....it is apparent he has already done this multiple times and there are hate groups on BOTH sides.....antifa and BLM come to mind as the most hateful....

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Some hate groups not mentioned. Be sure to mention Antifa and BLM in any agreement!

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I think Mr Trump should own it and ask everyone in Congress to do the same thing. In a way this is stupid, anyone can say or sign something and not mean it. But why not, just do this so the liberals can shut up about it. Curious what they will say afterwards. Just watch them say something negative or twist it in some way.

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Why ask President Trump to do what they should do themselves. Trump has been abundantly clear that he hates all groups that fight free speech and tries to destroy American values and history.
Our president trump is all for Making America Great Again (MAGA) and that is why we need to be praying for him.

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Don Brown Written by Don Brown
September 13, 2017
Until SPLC, CAIR, BLM, Muslim Brotherhood and George Soros are condemned by Congress as the sources of hate and division in this country, Congress needs to shut up about any demands on President Trump.
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Harry Townsend Written by Harry Townsend
September 13, 2017
Excellent statement!

The longest running and most prevalent hate group is the Democrat Party, including their off-shoots, such as the KKK, BLM, Antifa, etc. Does congress really want Trump to condemn the Democrat Party?

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They forgot Antifa and Black Lives Matter, but I doubt it. This is just the next step in shutting down and killing free speech by conservatives, Christians, and anybody else who don't think like the progressive liberals.

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What a ruse. Trump already denounced the punks, all of them. The next step would be to roll out the artillery and start shooting. This was all arranged and paid for by Soros who also keeps congress in lunch money. Folks who are not tired of the Trump bashing need to find another place to live because this will never be the Marxist Utopia they wish for. Make America Great Again! Get a job besides working for Soros.

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Don't forget to investigate Soros, he pays for all this shit.

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Trump has trouble denouncing hate groups since he pandered to them and they voted for him.

From the fascist narrative, those who oppose fascism are more guilty than the fascists.

Hate speech incites discrimination, persecution, violence, and the destruction of the freedom of others thru collective libel (the Nazi Big Lie). It is the prelude to hate crimes and historically leads to genocide. It is the enemy of free speech.

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Kathy Ledet Written by Kathy Ledet
September 13, 2017
At the top of his list should be Antifa and BLM.
Joe Van Syckle Written by Joe Van Syckle
September 13, 2017
Well Mr pos assist where is blm and antifa on your list! Piss on you anyone here racist is YOU!!!
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Wayne Olmsted Written by Wayne Olmsted
September 13, 2017
You left out the worst hate group of them all: The Democrat Party...
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Dale Ruff Written by Dale Ruff
September 13, 2017
More illiterate trash talK: the new racist concept....only those who call out racism are racists.. KKK, Nazies.....not racists.
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Dale Ruff Written by Dale Ruff
September 13, 2017
There is no such entity as the Democrat Party. Do you mean the Republic Party?
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