Louise Line: Charlottesville
This resolution denounces President Trump for failing to immediately name and condemn the white supremacist groups responsible for actions of domestic terrorism in Charlottesville. It also holds him accountable for employing people with white nationalists ties in the White House. This includes Steve Bannon, who has a disturbing history of white nationalist ties and a record of repeatedly and aggressively pushing stories that promote anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and racism. It is beyond the pale to have people like Mr. Bannon working anywhere in the White House, let alone steps away from the Oval Office.
In an editorial that praises this resolution, USA Today writes: “When it comes to ideologies of hate and racism, the nation's leaders need to speak forcefully with one voice.”
I couldn’t agree more. There is simply no moral equivalency between white supremacists, the KKK, neo-Nazi groups and those who stand for our values of equality and inclusivity.