Pelosi Calls for Resolution to Censure Trump for His ‘Repulsiveness’

By Staff | August 18, 2017 | 3:41pm EDT
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Screen Capture)

( - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement today declaring her support for the Congress to pass a resolution censuring President Donald Trump for “the repulsiveness” of his “words and actions.”

“Every day, the president gives us further evidence of why such a censure is necessary,” said Pelosi.

The censure resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives today by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D.-N.Y.), Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D.-N.J.) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D.-Wash.).

The resolution immediately gathered 77 co-sponsors, all of whom are Democrats.

“The President’s remarks following the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend are a moral outrage,” Nadler, Coleman and Jayapal said in a statement. “Refusing to completely and unambiguously denounce white supremacist groups and individuals provides encouragement for their bigoted, nationalist ideology and policies. This is not the position of the United States government, and we must send a clear message to President Trump that his comments are not only wrong, but an affront to the moral convictions and ideals of this country.”

The resolution itself went so far as to declare that President Trump “has surrounded himself” with people who have a history of promoting “white nationalist, racist and anti-Semitic principles and policies.”

“Whereas President Donald Trump has surrounded himself with, and cultivated the influence of, senior advisors and spokespeople who have long histories of promoting white nationalist, racist and anti-Semitic principles and policies within the country,” says the resolution.

In her own statement, Pelosi said “the Republican Congress must declare whether it stands for our sacred American values or with the President who embraces white nationalism.”

See the full text of the anti-Trump resolution by clicking here.

Here is the full text of Pelosi’s statement on the censure resolution:

“The President’s repulsive defense of white supremacists demands that Congress act to defend our American values.

“Today, Members led by Reps. Jerry Nadler, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Pramila Jayapal have filed the first censure resolution against the President.  Every day, the President gives us further evidence of why such a censure is necessary.  Indeed, with each passing day, it becomes clearer that the Republican Congress must declare whether it stands for our sacred American values or with the President who embraces white nationalism.

“Democrats will use every avenue to challenge the repulsiveness of President Trump’s words and actions.”

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