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  1. #1 Senate resolution to force Trump's hand on condemning Charlottesville hate groups 
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    Senate resolution to force Trump's hand on condemning Charlottesville hate groups

    Senate resolution to force Trump's hand on condemning Charlottesville hate groups
    By SEUNG MIN KIM 09/06/2017 06:00 AM EDT Updated 09/06/2017 10:26 AM EDT

    The Senate is preparing to force President Donald Trump to go on record to officially condemn the deadly white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville last month.

    Virginia Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both Democrats, along with Republican Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Johnny Isakson of Georgia, plan to formally roll out a Senate resolution later Wednesday that forcefully condemns the violence in Charlottesville while “rejecting white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and other hate groups.”

    The Senate routinely takes up nonbinding measures commemorating people and institutions in the form of concurrent resolutions and simple resolutions, which are both purely symbolic and not submitted to the White House for the president’s signature.

    But backers of the Charlottesville resolution have strategically chosen to introduce their measure as a joint resolution, which means it will be sent to Trump to sign into law.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/0...-groups-242361
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    2. It will be fun watching Trump sign it or not though
    He should loudly proclaim that he has condemned those groups but he was going to veto it and then make it very clear to them that he'll sign it when they add BLM and Antifa to the list.
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    he condemned all hate groups. What more do they want?
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    Well, this would be a new twist on ex post facto, since he already has done so multiple times.

    Can Congress force any President to say any specific thing?

    And if, as Congress Critters frequently do, they word this carelessly, could Trump fulfill its requirement by condemning Antifa, BAMN, and BLM?

    McConnell should give these fools a verbal Gibbs-Slap for wasting Senate time.
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    He'll sign it. What's the big deal? How many times does he have to denounce the KKK? He's been doing it for decades in the public eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    he condemned all hate groups. What more do they want?
    Apparently that ranks up there with All Lives Matter.
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    But backers of the Charlottesville resolution have strategically chosen to introduce their measure as a joint resolution, which means it will be sent to Trump to sign into law.
    Assuming it is brought up for a vote in both houses. And passes in both houses. And Trump doesn't let it just sit there and pocket veto it.
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