Beyond the Pale
After his remarks on Charlottesville, it is clear that Trump doesn't speak for America or Americans. His inability to condemn last week's domestic terrorism, at the hands of white supremacists, as morally reprehensible, leaves us with this question: what happens in our system when the President abdicates his role as a healer and moral authority in American public life.
We have to say that this does not represent our country. House Democrats Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) have introduced a resolution of censure condemning Trump's failure to adequately condemn the white domestic terrorism committed in Charlottesville and his hiring of white supremacist sympathizers Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka.
What does a censure do? A censure is a formal statement of disapproval, which is done when the House wants to publicly reprimand the President. If Trump continued to stand by his comments, the censure resolution could become an avenue for Republicans to express their dismay when Congress reconvenes after Labor Day. At the moment, though, most House Republicans have adopted either silence or public statements that condemn the Charlottesville racists without criticizing Trump himself. We must ask members of congress to speak out in unison to censure Trump's endorsement of racist terror and hate.
1. CALL/FAX/TWEET at your member of congress.
Find them here
Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121
USE THIS SCRIPT (borrowed from 5calls.org)
I'm calling to demand that Rep._____support the House resolution censuring Trump for his failure to condemn the white supremacist violence committed in Charlottesville. Congress must unite in formally denouncing Trump's endorsement of racist violence. These acts of terrorism are morally reprehensible, and the president's tacit endorsement of it doe not represent our country.
Thank you for your time and attention.