DEMOCRATS MOVE TO CENSURE TRUMP… MCCONNELL PUSHES BACK ON PREZ… FOXNEWS SHEP SMITH: NO REPUBLICANS WILL DEFEND
Democrats move to formally censure Trump over Charlottesville
House Democrats are introducing a formal resolution to denounce President Donald Trump for saying that “both sides” are to blame for a violent encounter between white supremacists and neo-Nazis and the activists who showed up to protest them.
While the censure is unlikely to see traction in the GOP-led House, it serves as a rebuke to Trump and mirrors some of the Republican criticism the president has faced for his remarks.
“A president of the United States cannot support neo-Nazis. It’s just beyond the pale,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., a member of the House Judiciary Committee. “I hope Republicans who have expressed outrage with what he said put their money where their mouth is.”
Just three Democrats have signed onto the measure, but Nadler says he expects more to follow.
With this tactic, Democrats are taking a page from Republicans who frequently filed censure resolutions against President Barack Obama and members of his administration. Most died on the vine, but the Republican-controlled House of Representatives in 2012 voted to censure then-Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in the botched Fast and Furious gun-running operation into Mexico.
Mitch McConnell joins John Kasich in Republican attack on Trump saying ‘there are no good neo-Nazis’ after Ohio governor called president ‘pathetic’ – and BOTH George Bushes weigh in
- Republicans are condemning remarks President Trump made Tuesday about violence in Charlottesville, Virginia
- On Wednesday morning, Ohio Gov. John Kasich called the situation ‘pathetic’ adding that it was ‘terrible’ President Trump didn’t condemn hate groups
- At his Trump Tower press conference, Trump split the blame between neo-Nazis and ‘alt-left’ counter-protesters for violence that turned deadly
- Trump claimed there were some ‘fine people’ mixed in among the white nationalists who rallied in Charlottesville
- ‘We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred. There are no good neo-nazis,’ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday
- Republicans lawmakers including Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. John McCain and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen all spoke out against Trump
Fox’s Shep Smith: We couldn’t find a Republican willing to come on and defend Trump
Fox News host Shepard Smith said Wednesday that the network tried and failed to get a Republican on-air to defend President Trump’s controversial comments on violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend
“Our booking team — and they’re good — reached out to Republicans of all stripes across the country today,” Smith said on his show “Shepard Smith Reporting.”
“Let’s be honest, Republicans don’t often really mind coming on Fox News Channel. We couldn’t get anyone to come and defend him here because we thought, in balance, someone should do that,” he continued.
“We worked very hard at it throughout the day, and we were unsuccessful. And of those who are condemning the president’s condemnable actions, I’ve not heard any prominent leaders, former presidents, members of the House or the Senate use his name while speaking in generalities,” he said.
Sen. Tim Kaine: Democrats Have To “Fight In The Streets” Against Trump ! Media silent