Bill to be introduced today to censure Trump.

Indivisible RI Rhode Island, Censure TrumpOn Tuesday, Trump sucker-punched America by becoming an apologist for the white supremacist, Neo-Nazi terrorist movement. His responses to reporters’ questions on the deadly Charlottesville attack which claimed the life of a peaceful protestor, Heather Heyer, were straight out of the delusional Bannon-Trump fact-free zone.
Public records show that Trump is not telling the truth. The City of Charlottesville issued a permit to Professor Walt Heinecke (UVA) for counter-protests to be held in two downtown parks.
According to Indivisible Nation: White supremacists are terrorists who undermine the fabric of our democracy. It’s time to rise up and demand that Congress do what Trump would not: categorically condemn the attack in Charlottesville and affirm their commitment to what truly makes this country great—diversity and the long struggle to live up to the promises of our ideals.
Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee and former Chairman and Ranking Member of the Constitution Subcommittee, along with Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) announced a resolution of censure against President Donald Trump for his August 15, 2017 remarks re-asserting earlier comments that “both sides” were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and excusing the behavior of participants in the ‘Unite the Right’ rally.  The resolution censuring and condemning President Trump is set to be introduced today, August 18, 2017, when the U.S. House of Representatives is next in pro forma session.”  Read the full text of the censure resolution here.
Of course, a censure will do little to end the hurtful statements of a racist Divider In Chief (a Lawrence O’Donnell appellation) as MSNBC points out: “For the record, a censure resolution would be a symbolic condemnation, which should matter to lawmakers. It’s not impeachment, and the measure wouldn’t carry any practical consequences. This would simply be Congress’ way of adding formality to their criticism, making clear to the public, the world, and future generations that Americans in 2017 can’t and won’t accept a president’s defense of bigots.”
Perhaps more importantly, it will reveal which GOP lawmakers stand by their man and his racism, and which ones stand by our Constitution granting equality and justice for all. This revelation will not only be of interest to their constituents but to history as well.
Today’s Calls: Rep. Langevin or Rep. Cicilline
Topic: Publicly Support and Cosponsor the Trump Censure Bill
Please call your district’s representative, Rep. Langevin or Rep. Cicilline, and urge them to publicly cosponsor the Censuring President Donald Trump” bill.
Rep. Jim Langevin: (401) 732-9400 or (202) 225-2735
Rep. David Cicilline: (401) 729-5600 or (202) 225-4911

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