In a display of political courage, Congress has passed a bi-pandering resolution to express their opposition to bad people.As reported by CNN:
Congress is sending a bipartisan joint resolution condemning the Charlottesville violence — as well as “white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups”– to President Donald Trump for his signature.
The House passed the joint resolution by unanimous consent Tuesday night, a day after the Senate easily approved it.
Congress, of course, deserves great applause for such a brave act. One can scarcely imagine the trepidation a congressman must have had to overcome in order to sign on to a resolution opposing groups like the KKK in 2017.That the resolution passed both congressional chambers unanimously is clearly illustrative of how awesome everyone in Congress is.
Furthermore, that Congress had time to put forth such a resolution can be said to be indicative how few problems this country actually faces. Surely they would not be passing such resolutions if there was a dictator threatening the U.S. with nuclear missiles, or our national debt had just hit $20 trillion.
More important than even declaring that they are opposed to certain hate groups, it seems much of the impetus behind the resolution is to curry favor in the liberal press by “challenging” Donald Trump on race.According to the CNN report:
The resolution comes weeks after Trump faced criticism from both sides of the political aisle for condemning “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides” following the unrest in Virginia, equating the actions of white supremacists with those protesting them.He also called some of the protesters among the white nationalists “very fine people.”
However, it should be noted — although CNN did not note it — days after his initial Charlottesville comments, Trump said “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”
Also, can we also note that Antifa — the group that whose actions are so violent that the Department of Homeland Security has declared them to be “domestic terrorist violence” but whose ideology is generally aligned with that of the Democratic Party — is not mentioned by name in the supposed anti-hate group resolution.
Conspicuous absence, no?