The Senate sided against hate groups and white supremacist organizations on Monday when it passed a resolution condemning “the violence and domestic terrorist attack” that occurred in Charlottesville, Va. last month.
The attack, which surrounded a white supremacist rally, launched controversial remarks from the president, whom the Senate urges to speak out against hate groups.
Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) introduced the resolution, which received unanimous support in the upper chamber.
The Senate not only wants Trump to speak out against hate groups, but to work together with his Cabinet to address their increasing prevalence in the United States. Specifically, they want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to coordinate with the Department of Homeland Security to investigate actions by white supremacists, white nationalists, or associated groups that fall into categories of “violence, intimidation, and domestic terrorism.” The goal is to prevent these groups and these actions from fomenting additional violence.
Included in the 57 senators who backed the resolution was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Source: The Hill
Image Source: By Anthony Crider (Charlottesville “Unite the Right” Rally) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons