Blumenauer Joins Colleagues to Introduce Resolution of Censure Against Donald Trump

August 18, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) today joined Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and 75 other Members of Congress to introduce a resolution censuring Donald Trump for the comments he made on August 15, 2017 that “both sides” were to blame for the horrific violence that took place in Charlottesville, VA. By reverting back to his earlier stance, Trump again equated the actions of white supremacy groups with those of the counter-protestors.

“The vast majority of Americans are forcefully speaking out against Trump’s behavior that serves only to embolden these white nationalists,” said Blumenauer. “Congress must act now to send a strong statement against hatred, white supremacy, and Nazism and to those who support and enable them, including the President of the United States.”

The resolution both censures and condemns Trump for his inadequate response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017, including his failure to immediately name and denounce the white supremacist groups responsible for the domestic terrorism, and urges Trump to fire any and all White House advisors who urged him to cater to the alt-Right movement in the United States.

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