Rep to introduce more impeachment articles…

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Rep. Steve Cohen (D), a Tennessee liberal, announced Thursday that he will introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump based on his defense of the white supremacists who participated in a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. 

“Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the President said ‘there were very fine people on both sides.’ There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen,” Cohen said in a statement.

“President Trump has failed the presidential test of moral leadership.”

Cohen’s decision follows on the heels of a similar effort by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), who last month introduced his own articles of impeachment contending Trump obstructed justice amid the federal investigation into Russia’s interference with the 2016 presidential election. Rep. Al Green(D-Texas) is the only other Democrat to endorse Sherman’s resolution.

Democratic leaders have sought throughout the year to discourage such an aggressive strategy against Trump, fearing that it could both undercut the ongoing Russia investigations and politicize those probes in ways that might damage Democrats in their districts. The Democrats last month launched a 2018 messaging agenda that doesn’t mention Trump at all.

But last weekend’s violent marches in Charlottesville have sparked new levels of Democratic outrage against the president, whose initial response was to blame “many sides” for the bloodshed in Virginia; he has now doubled down on that contention. Speaking Tuesday from Trump Tower in New York City, the president condemned the “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence” of groups like neo-Nazis, but also accused the counterprotesters — the “alt-left,” by his term — of being “very, very violent” and contributing to the tragic events.

“You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent,” Trump said on Tuesday from Trump Tower in Manhattan. “Nobody wants to say that. But I’ll say it right now.”

The Democrats have pounded Trump relentlessly over his response, and at least two House lawmakers — Reps. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) and Jackie Spier (D-Calif.) — have called this week for his removal from office. Speier, in doing so, invoked the 25th Amendment, which outlines Congress’s impeachment powers, but stopped short of announcing plans to introduce her own articles of impeachment.

Cohen, who last month had introduced a resolution of no confidence in Trump, said the Charlottesville episode left them no choice but to take the effort a step further in pushing for impeachment.

“As a Jew and as an American and as a representative of an African American district, I am revolted by the fact that the President of the United States couldn’t stand up and unequivocally condemn Nazis who want to kill Jews and whose predecessors murdered 6 million Jews during the Holocaust, and could not unequivocally condemn Klansmen whose organization is dedicated to terrorizing African Americans,” Cohen said.

“No moral president would ever shy away from outright condemning hate, intolerance and bigotry.”

MSNBC: ‘WE HAVE A RACIST AS A PRESIDENT”

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News network all blame Trump for Charlottesville violence

By Steve Watson

The media networks roundly blamed the vehicular attack by a white supremacist on counter-protesters in Charlottesville on President Trump Monday, with an MSNBC contributer openly saying that Trump is a racist.

Morning Joe contributer Donny Deutsch accused the President of not sufficiently condemning right wing protesters, and referred to the President as a “pathetic, sniveling, little man” and a “coward.”

Deutsch, who has previously expressed a desire to fight Trump, added that he found it “disgusting” that Trump did not specifically condemn Naziism.

“He is a racist. Can we just say it once and for all, when we look at his history?” Deutsch said, adding “When we look at the housing issues, when you look where he’s talked about reverse discrimination against whites, the birther movement.”

“We have a racist as a president. A man who cannot stand up and condemn the Ku Klux Klan and Naziism is a racist.” Deutsch exclaimed.

Following the violence at the weekend, and specifically the attack with a car on protesters, which killed at least one person and left several injured, the President said “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides.”

“We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation—and I say this so strongly—true affection for each other,” Trump added.

Detractors suggested that Trump was not specific enough in condemning white supremacists, which led to a later statement being issued by the White House saying that the President condemns “white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups.”

Some Trump supporters claimed that the President was referring to the fact that violence was carried out by both right wing and left wing agitators, which was confirmed by Virginia State police:

Other media talking heads and hosts piled in on blaming Trump for the violence.

On CBS’ Face the Nation guest Jamelle Bouie argued that if one was looking for the “roots” of the attack, “you don’t have to look very far from the White House”:

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ABC, commentator Cokie Roberts said that “The President has to share responsibility,” adding “The fact is, through that campaign, he blew all kind of whistles that those of us who grew up in the Jim Crow south, like I did, recognized immediately. It was just calling out to these white supremacists who then felt empowered by it.”

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NBC anchor Anchor Willie Geist complained that “President Trump condemned the violence there on Saturday but he did not specifically speak to the white nationalism that was on display.”

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Correspondent Kelly O’Donnell added that “The President also did not respond to questions, including one about the political support he enjoys among some white supremacists.”

Chuck Todd also chimed in stating “Look, you can’t say it’s anything other than deliberate.”

CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted out that “These are the consequences of sanitizing white supremacists who seek to be rebranded as part of American ‘right.’ They are peddling hatred.”

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NBC and CNN featured the Charlottesville, Virginia Democratic Mayor Michael Signer, who wasted little time in putting the blame squarely on Trump:

“Well, look at the campaign he ran. I mean, look at the intentional courting, both on the one hand of all these white supremacists, white nationalists, a group like that, anti-Semitic groups, and then look on the other hand the repeated failure to step up, condemn, denounce, silence, you know, put to bed all those different efforts, just like we saw yesterday.” Signer said.

TRUMP PREDICTED IT! CHICAGO PASTOR WANTS GEORGE WASHINGTON STATUE REMOVED

“In an African-American community, it’s a slap in the face for them to honor someone who was a slave owner”

Infowars.com – AUGUST 16, 2017

Chicago pastor James Dukes has asked Mayor Rahm Emanuel to remove the names of George Washington and Andrew Jackson from parks on the south side of town.

Dukes, the pastor at Liberation Christian Centersaid, “When I see that, I see a person who fought for the liberties, and I see people that fought for the justice and freedom of white America, because at that moment, we were still chattel slavery, and was three-fifths of humans. Some people out here ask me, say ‘Well, you know, he taught his slaves to read.’ That’s almost sad; the equivalent of someone who kidnaps you, that you gave them something to eat. In an African-American community, it’s a slap in the face and it’s a disgrace for them to honor someone who was a slave owner.”

The pastor also wants Andrew Jackson’s name to be removed from Jackson park because he owned slaves and even suggests it be renamed after Rev. Jesse Jackson or singer Michael Jackson.

After the violent clash in Charlottesville, Virginia Trump held a press conference and told the media, “They were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. This week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”

The left heard Trump loud and clear and are now on a crusade to delete all remnants of racial tension from American history.