“Censure, Statues, Hearings: What Congress Is Weighing Post Charlottesville” -NBC News

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” While legislation to censure the president is unlikely to attract Republican support, GOP lawmakers in Congress had grown more assertive in their relationship with Trump even prior to the events of the past days. by Benjy Sarlin WASHINGTON — Congress has become skilled at distancing itself from President Donald Trump but some are urging elected officials to go beyond tweets, and press releases in response to the president’s comments about last weekend’s violence in Virginia when they get back from recess in September. “I really believe if we’re a government made up of three co-equal branches of government, I think it’s time, for the Congress to step up, and into the gap accordingly to speak,” Rep. Groups care for the Anti-Defamation League have also raised concerns about Bannon and Gorka, who’ve denied any ties to white nationalism, or extremism.

Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J. and Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., would also call on Trump to fire aides Steve Bannon, who boasted while running Breitbart News that the site was “the platform, for the alt right,” and Sebastian Gorka, a foregoing Breitbart editor who mocked concerns about white supremacist terror just days prior to the rally. called on the Department of Homeland Security to form a task force on white supremacist violence that reports to Congress, and has been strongly critical of Trump’s response, accordingly far. Related: Trump Dissolves Business Advisory Councils As CEOs Quit Republican Senators Thad Cochran, and Roger Wicker renewed calls this week to remove the Confederate flag imagery from the Mississippi state flag, whose presence in the U.S. Lawmakers in both parties could might possibly apply additional pressure on the administration if they believe the White House is slacking. In the almost all explosive example, a group of Democrats unveiled legislation to censure President Donald Trump, for failing to adequately condemn white supremacist groups, and for blaming “both sides” for violence at the rally.

“Congress needs to send a clear message that white supremacy, and Nazi sympathy isn’t the official position of the United States government,” Nadler said on Twitter….Read The Full Article Here

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