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Three House Democrats introduced a resolution to censure Trump over Charlottesville



Three House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a resolution to censure and condemn President Trump over his response to recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The measure was introduced by Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ), Jerry Nadler (NY) and Pramila Jayapal (WA).

The trio’s resolution calls for Trump’s censure over his “inadequate response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.”

The proposal also cites Trump for “his failure to immediately and specifically name and condemn the groups responsible for actions of domestic terrorism” in Charlottesville.

The group’s resolution additionally demands that Trump “fire any and all advisors who have urged him to cater to the alt-Right movement in the United State.”

The document criticizes Trump “for employing people with ties to white supremacist movements in the White House.”

White House officials with ties to white supremacy include chief strategist Steve Bannon and national security aide Sebastian Gorka, according to the resolution.

Bannon previously served as the executive chairman of Breitbart, which he characterized as “the platform for the alt-right” last year.

Gorka formerly worked as a national security editor at Breitbart, an outlet which has faced accusations of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and misogyny.

Trump insisted Tuesday that there is “blame on both sides” for bloodshed in Charlottesville last weekend.

“What about the alt-left that came charging at the – as you say, the alt-right?” he asked a reporter. “Do they have any semblance of guilt?”

“What about the fact they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs?” Trump continued at Trump Tower in New York City. “Do they have any problem? I think they do.”

“I have condemned neo-Nazis. I have condemned many different groups, but not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me.”

White nationalists descended upon Charlottesville last weekend to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

One person died last Saturday when a car drove into people protesting the white nationalists in the city.

Two other Virginia State Police Department officers were killed the same day in a helicopter crash authorities linked to the unrest.

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