After a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia became violent, many condemned white supremacists and other neo-Nazi groups and began a push to label them as domestic terrorists in the eyes of the law. Subsequently, Congress has unanimously passed a resolution that condemns white supremacy saying that Congress "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."
There was much speculation regarding whether President Trump would actually sign the resolution. Democrats were furious at the President after he made a statement condemning violence 'on both sides' in Charlottesville and even tried to censor him. The Democrats introduced a resolution to censor the President but it was condemned by House Speaker Paul Ryan who said the bill was too extreme and would only "descend this issue into some partisan hack-fest."
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The final version of the joint resolution passed by congress condemns the attack in Charlottesville as a "domestic terrorist attack." This Thursday, President Trump signed the joint resolution which also attributes the crash of a police helicopter to the "domestic terrorists".
<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Helicopter crash <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Charlottesville?src=hash">#Charlottesville</a> <a href="https://t.co/e9rER6yaMT">pic.twitter.com/e9rER6yaMT</a></p>— Simon Rader (@Simon_Rader) <a href="https://twitter.com/Simon_Rader/status/896482477170143234">August 12, 2017</a></blockquote>
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The joint resolution compels the administration to "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" and "thoroughly all acts of violence, intimidation, and domestic terrorism by White supremacists, White nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and associated groups in order to determine if any criminal laws have been violated and to prevent those groups from fomenting and facilitating additional violence."
The full copy of the joint resolution can be viewed here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/legislation/sjres-49-joint-resolution-condemning-violence-and-domestic-terrorist-attack-took-place
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