Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Condemning Hate Groups

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Senate has unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution condemning white supremacist organizations and urging President Donald Trump to speak out against hate groups.

On Sept. 11, the upper chamber easily passed a resolution introduced last week by Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), which urges Trump and his administration to publicly push back against hate groups, such as white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis.

In addition, it asks the Trump administration to improve research on hate crimes.

The resolution also formally condemns “the violence and domestic terrorist attack” that occurred last month during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., which left one counter-protester dead.

Trump faced backlash for his response to the violence in Charlottesville, saying that violence existed on “both sides” at the rally.