Published: Mon, August 21, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Tennessee congressman introduces articles of impeachment against Trump

Tennessee congressman introduces articles of impeachment against Trump

Last Friday, with North Korea's nuclear threat and President Donald Trump's promise to respond to any missile launch with "fire and fury" still lingering in the air, a group of white supremacists lit torches and marched in Charlottesville, igniting a different kind of nightmare. Yet they are unwilling to declare all-out war against Trump and risk alienating his loyalists.

The latest move came after Mr Trump's tweets that he was mourning the loss of "beautiful statues and monuments", drawing stinging rebukes from fellow Republicans in a controversy that has inflamed racial tensions.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 ...can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson?

"He seemed to be creating this stark differentiation between the neo-Nazi and other KKK groups, and the so-called "good people" who were showing up to just protest with them", said David Pepper, the chairman of the Ohio Democrats, in a conference call with reporters on Thursday.

The report corresponded with video that shows footage of neo-Nazis and white supremacists at a violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. A counter-protester, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, was killed and the president made remarks that critics say emboldened racists.

James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of OH, is charged with second-degree murder in Heyer's death.

On Tuesday, the president offered a more vehement reprisal of his initial response to Saturday's bloodshed, telling a news conference "there is blame on both sides" for the violence, and that there were "very fine people" on both sides.

Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.

Cooper also said that a state law that requires state officials to approve any action to remove those statues should be repealed.

"My position on the attack of our shared American values remains unchanged", Foxx said in a statement Thursday. Some of the monuments have become rallying points for white nationalists but also have the support of some people interested in historical preservation. "I have no problems with that", Lee said. He's never explained his disgraceful slandering of a US -born federal judge who is of Mexican descent.

"On many sides", he said, without going on to mention or directly call out the white supremacists and neo-Nazis involved. "I hope the voices of Americans - especially those of faith - will be loud enough to drown out every voice of hate".

"Mr. President, I encourage you to try to bring us together as a nation after this horrific event in Charlottesville".

Most responsible leaders have criticized the president for his troubling views. Carson said he believes the president's failure to condemn white nationalists outright is "disgraceful and, quite frankly, unpresidential". Do we need to give you a history lesson??

Reacting to Trump's tweets, Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough noted that both Graham and Flake had stuck their necks out for the president recently when they voted in favor of a "horrid" Republican health care plan that Trump desperately wanted to see passed.

"Slavery was one of our bad mistakes", Holding said.

"We are determined to take our country back".

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