The tragic events in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12th rocked the United States to the core. As famed racist David Duke proclaimed that the purpose of the event was to “fulfill the promises of Donald Trump” and to “take our country back,” white supremacists and neo-Nazis rallied and attacked counter protesters. James Alex Fields is now charged with 2nd-degree murder for ramming his car into a group of protesters, killing Heather Heyer, a 32 year old anti-racist protester.
In times of hatred-fueled turmoil, Americans should be able to depend on the President to reaffirm American values of justice, fairness, and equality for all. Instead, after hours of silence, Donald Trump falsely equated white supremacists carrying Confederate and Nazi flags while chanting “Heil Trump” with the counter protesters defending civil rights. Although the White House has issued a clarification that their denunciation “includes white supremacists, KKK and all extremist groups”, this too little, too late, and still too weak approach leaves Americans wondering if their President actually supported these actions.
This massive failure of leadership should not come as a surprise to anyone since Donald Trump has at least 3 White House advisors who support white supremacist ideologies: Steven Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, and Steven Miller. Each man has a history of either promoting their own racist views or amplifying the views of other extremists.
The White House needs to cut ties to these three divisive figures to show the nation and the world that the President does not endorse racism, white supremacy, the KKK or Nazism. It is now time for Congress to call for their resignation so we can begin to heal from the damage that has been done.
CALL BILLY LONG: (417) 889-1800
CALL SEN. BLUNT: (417) 877-7814
CALL SEN. MCCASKILL: (417) 868-8745
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Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from Springfield.
I’m calling to demand that ________________ call for the resignation of Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka and Stephen Miller. These three men have histories of extremist ideologies and should not be working in the White House. The American people deserve a Presidential administration that has no ties to racism, the KKK, white supremacy, or Nazis.
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