According to reports, Senate Republicans have blocked a unanimous vote regarding the resolution condemning white supremacy. The resolution passed the House unanimously. Political figures suggest that every voter should focus on this unanimous vote being blocked.
Brian Schatz, The United States Senator from Hawaii tweeted:
Senate Republicans just blocked a unanimous vote on a resolution condemning white supremacy. It passed the House unanimously. They said that after 9 months of the legislation languishing that the committees of jurisdiction needed to look at it and consider their “equities.”
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) October 1, 2020
Senate blocks a resolution condemning white supremacy
The Republicans have made their stance clear, they do not condemn the white supremacy and the arising violent threat they pose to the country. Joe Lockhart tweeted, “Every voter needs to focus on this. The Republican Party in the Senate will not pass a resolution condemning white supremacy groups and the violent threat they pose to our country. The “law and order” party won’t confront what the FBI calls out top terrorism risk. Now go vote.”
White supremacy has been defined in the dictionary as, “the belief, theory, or doctrine that white people are inherently superior to people from all other racial and ethnic groups, especially Black people, and are therefore rightfully the dominant group in any society.” Keeping the recent Black Lives Matter movement and the murder of George Floyd in mind, the unanimous vote poses an extremely racist sentiment.
I don’t want a Black History Month. Black History is American History; there is no White History month.’ The only way to end racism is to stop talking about it. – Morgan Freeman
Citizens fear that the election period will be “terrible.” Many users online have demanded the senate to get rid of Republicans. One user tweeted, “Wow….At this point the Trump Administration might as well take ownership and own up to supporting #bigotry & #Racism. Don’t understand their beating around the bush? #WhiteHouse still won’t denounce #whitesupremacy following Trump’s debate.”
Trump endorses a white supremacist organization
President Donald Trump’s stark refusal to condemn an extremist right-wing group in his first presidential debate with Joe Biden had an adverse effect on the Republican Party at a critical moment in the 2020 campaign. Right after the debate, some prominent lawmakers expressed disappointment about Trump’s conduct during the debate which could damage the party’s success on Election Day.
In the previous week, Republicans distanced themselves from Trump’s hesitation to ensure a peaceful transfer of power in case he loses the election. At this point, the topic was racist extremism in addition to the president’s response to a demand from Biden during first presidential debate. Trump proudly denounced the Proud Boys, an organization with deep linkages white supremacy and threats of perpetrating violence. Trump responded by telling the group to “stand back and stand by,” this statement was interpreted by members of the organization as form of virtual endorsement.
One user tweeted, “I’m sick of seeing “ If you support trump unfollow me “ or the same thing for biden. Let people have their own political views … Be mature.” Another replied to this by saying, “not how it works when one political figure -doesn’t condemn white supremacy -doesn’t want LGBTQ+, POC, or, you-a woman- to have rights -is perfectly OK letting 200k+ americans die for no reason -blatantly calls deceased VETERANS losers -has a history of pedophelic tendencies.” And we found ourselves asking, where is the lie?