WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) announced that he would help introduce a resolution censuring President Trump’s remarks that “both sides” were responsible for the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia and his failure to condemn the behavior of the white supremacists, KKK members, and the Alt-Right. The resolution will be formally introduced on Friday, August 18, 2017 when the House of Representatives is next in pro-forma session.
“The hatred and violence we saw erupt in Charlottesville does not reflect who we are as a country,” said Rep. Peters. “There is only one side: the one of respect, justice, and kindness. The hateful, malicious tone set by Donald Trump—from his campaign, to his presidency, to his tweets—is only dividing us a country. It shouldn’t take an act of Congress or public shaming for President Trump to know he’s on the wrong side.”
The resolution also condemns the President for employing White House staff with ties to the white supremacist movement and urges him to fire advisors who may cater to the movement in the United States.