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Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' Rally, August 12, 2017

The Senate on Monday night unanimously passed a resolution condemning white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, and neo-Nazis, calling on the Trump administration—namely Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Homeland Security—to investigate “all acts of violence, intimidation, and domestic terrorism by White supremacists, White nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and associated groups.”

The resolution is seen as backlash from President Trump’s ambiguous response to the violence in Charlottesville last August, in which a 32-year-old woman who was killed by a neo-Nazi who drove into a crowd of demonstrators. Trump blamed “both sides” for the violence, and later suggested there were many nice people on both sides, including white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

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In response, the resolution urges “the President and his administration to speak out against hate groups that espouse racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and White supremacy; and use all resources available to the President and the President’s Cabinet to address the growing prevalence of those hate groups in the United States.”

The resolution was introduced by Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-VA, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-VA, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-CO, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-GA, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. The far right is not really a threat to Jews in the numbers, and power the Jew hating left wing activists have in the media, politics, academia, and arts. Why have the Senators not condemned the progressive darlings who call for the killing of the tip of the top one per cent of ” whites”? Why have they not condemned the Muslims and progressives who have used physical attacks , intimidation and threats on social media against Jewish students on American campuses for the last decade? Why have they not condemned Antifa which uses the same tactics as the Brown Shirts in 1930s Germany and Austria including riots, arson, physical assaults, intimidation, and attacks on property towards any who do not grovel in front of the idols of progressism?

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