Update, 5:10 p.m. 9/13/17: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the president would "absolutely" sign the resolution once he receives it.
Late Tuesday night, Congress overwhelmingly passed a joint resolution for President Donald Trump to denounce white nationalism and the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia — even though he's already done so.
Here's the full resolution. The main points:
- Condemning the violence and domestic terrorist attack that took place during events between August 11 and August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia
- Recognizing the first responders who lost their lives while monitoring the events. Two Virginia State Police officers died in a helicopter crash patrolling the events.
- Offering deepest condolences to the families and friends of those individuals who were killed and deepest sympathies and support to those individuals who were injured by the violence. Heather Heyer died and 19 others were injured in the violence.
- Rejecting white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups
Those all seem like reasonable requests. But, they sound familiar...
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1502558353.0
Deepest condolences to the families & fellow officers of the VA State Police who died today. You're all among the best this nation produces.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1502578210.0