At the urging of the ADL and NAACP, the wildly unpopular Republican Congress has condemned the Alt-Right for the violence in Charlottesville:
“Congress sent a resolution to the White House Tuesday condemning the violence at the white nationalist rally in Virginia last month and urging President Trump to speak out against racist hate groups.
The legislation, which passed by unanimous consent in the Senate on Monday and in the House on Tuesday, will be presented to Trump for his signature in an effort by lawmakers to secure a more forceful denunciation of racist extremism from the president. …
It calls Heyer’s killing a “domestic terrorist attack” and denounces “White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups” but does not single out left-wing counterprotesting groups such as Antifa for equivalent opprobrium in the way Trump did. …”
If that outrages you, keep in mind that the Republican Congress has a 10 percent approval rating. 80 percent of Republicans, 83 percent of Democrats and 87 percent of Independents disapprove of Congress which hasn’t been in positive territory since 2003.
As things stand today, the public wants Democrats to retake control of Congress in 2018, 52% to 38%. A mere 14% of Republicans approve of the Republican Congress which has been cut in half since January. It is “the lowest for Congress in Quinnipiac’s history of data back to 2003” and “using Gallup data beyond that, it’s the lowest for Congress in data back to 1974.”
So far, the Republican Congress has proven itself incapable of tackling ANY major issue the public cares about in 2017 whether it is immigration, trade, infrastructure, taxes or most famously healthcare. All it has managed to do is condemn the Alt-Right and impose new sanctions on Russia and Iran.
Note: The League of the South has condemned the US Congress as a criminal institution and has demanded that “all members of the US House and Senate immediately resign and the States call new elections to insure that honest and reliable men–statesmen rather than filthy politicians–fill these vacated posts.” Surely, we can do better than this!