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Senate passes resolution condemning white supremacists (STA BREAKING NEWS and ARCHIVES)

by Theresa @, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 16:51

The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Monday night that "rejects white nationalism, white supremacy, and neo-Nazism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States" and urges President Trump to "speak out against hate groups."

The big picture: Such gestures are typically symbolic, but the Charlottesville measure is a joint resolution, expected to be approved by both the House and the Senate, and head to Trump's desk. With a signature, the president would officially condemn hate groups — a move he made only halfheartedly in the days after Charlottesville. He'd also be labeling Heather Heyer's death a "domestic terror attack," per the language in the resolution.

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