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Measure condemning white nationalists approved by US Senate

Measure condemning white nationalists approved by US Senate”

Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) condemning white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and other hate groups.

The rally began began as a protest against the Charlottesville City Council's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, but turned violent and led to the death of one counter-protestor.

Scott has worked to bridge racial gaps in the United States, speaking passionately on the Senate floor about his own experiences with racism. He has also worked with white members of the Senate like Sen. James Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma, to hold weekly dinners with people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds created to open lines of communication. If the House of Representatives adopts it as well, the joint resolution will be sent to President Trump for his signature. In the days that followed, the South Carolina Republican said Trump's moral authority was comprised after his initial comments that appeared to equate neo-Nazis and white supremacists with those who came out to oppose them.

Scott, who has been sharply critical of Trump and his rhetoric on issues of race, had expressed interest in meeting with the president before the Charlottesville violence, the people said, but that get-together took on newfound urgency after Charlottesville.

"What we want to see from our President is clarity and moral authority", Scott said. "There's no question about that".

Scott and Trump are also expected to discuss other issues facing black Americans, such as poverty and historically black universities.

Scott has made no secret of his desire for the President to become more engaged on this topic.

"It's going to be very hard for this president to lead if, in fact, his moral authority remains compromised", Scott said on CBS' Face the Nation in mid-August. The one-on-one meeting Wednesday grew out of that appeal, one of the people familiar with it said.



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