August 17, 2017 The Call – #CensureTrump #Charlottesville At press conference on Tuesday, Trump accused the so-called “alt-left” of attacking some “very nice” white supremacists and asserted that “both sides” were to blame for violence in Charlottesville. His comments were widely met with shock and condemnation, including by some Republicans, for morally equating neo-Nazis with those protesting neo-Nazis. White supremacists were pleased and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke promptly commended Trump for his comments. In addition to lacking morality, Trump was also factually wrong on a number of counts. He claimed the unarmed protesters lacked a permit and instigated the violence on Saturday in Charlottesville. and that they instigated the violence. He also accepted as real what turned out to be faked photos of neo-Nazis showing them as victims rather than the aggressors. Both the House and Senate can censure a president, expressing their moral outrage and publicly shaming him. House Democrats have unveiled a resolution to censure Trump for failing to immediately name and condemn white supremacist groups and condemn terrorist actions in Charlottesville. Congress must take action to censure Trump’s refusal to unequivocally distance his administration from white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Your Action Call your MoCs and urge them to support a resolution to censure President Trump for his reaction to Charlottesville and for mainstreaming racism. Talking Points
This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
I urge [Sen/Rep____] to sponsor and support a censure of the president for his failure to take a firm moral stance against white supremacists and for allowing racist groups to enter into the mainstream.
I am horrified by the rise of white supremacy in America.
White supremacy is evil and totally unacceptable. A president who cannot say this when needed must be censured.
White supremacists believe Trump is supportive of their views and are becoming more violent and emboldened.