House Democrats want to censure President Donald Trump

Censure Statues Hearings Congress Weighs Response to Trump Remarks Digital Editor Aug 17 2017 State and Local

Republican lawmakers across the ideological spectrum have publicly criticized the President. The censure would be a formal rebuke from Congress for the remarks. The President's failure to condemn white supremacists groups and their racist actions is not acceptable. The political chasm between Democrats and Republicans may be wider than ever. The GOP faces a short window to rack up a major legislative accomplishment before the focus turns to the 2018 midterms.

The written condemnation said that the president had an "inadequate response" to what they described as a "domestic terrorist attack" on August 12, after which the president said "both sides" are to blame for what happened.

On Wednesday morning, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) had hoped to focus on Los Angeles County's transportation needs as it prepares for the 2028 Olympics.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, sent a message that he wasn't going to take the bait.

U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján of Santa Fe and Michelle Lujan Grisham of Albuquerque signed the resolution, which also condemns Trump for "employing people with ties to white supremacist movements in the White House, such as Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka". "While it is critical that we work towards the goal of Senator Cory Booker's legislation, we must continue to denounce and resist President Trump for his reprehensible actions". That changes the whole narrative, and many have been unsatisfied with the Trump White House's response to the incident.

In addition to condemning Trump's statements that anti-hate protesters share the blame for provoking the violence, Pingree has called on Trump to fire top White House advisers who she says have urged Trump to cater to white supremacist groups.

Censure of a president would not be new, although many efforts in recent history have failed.

Three Democrats announced they plan to introduce a resolution to censure Trump, according to ABC News. "Thousands of Mainers have called, written, or commented online saying they are disgusted that President Trump is unwilling to disavow white nationalists". This is a moment of reckoning for members of the Party of Lincoln: Do they want to stand up for American values, or do they want to keep enabling a president whose understanding of right and wrong has slipped dangerously off the rails?

"Democrats will use every avenue to challenge the repulsiveness of President Trump's words and actions".

Although the resolution isn't likely to pass the House, it could be an issue in next year's congressional races, with Democrats attacking Republicans for not opposing Trump.

Nadler said he "totally" supports removing the Confederate statues from the Capitol and has for "a long time". The House Ethics Committee found him guilty for ethics violations, including failing to pay income taxes. Was it a defense of white supremacy? No.

Earlier this week, Democratic Reps.

"This is not complicated", Deutch said on CNN on Friday.

"What about the "alt-left" that came charging at, as you say, the 'alt-right, ' do they have any semblance of guilt?"

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