Assemblymember Tony Thurmond Introduces House Resolution 57 to Make California First State to Vote on Supporting Congressional Censure of President Trump

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Thurmond resolution calls upon other state legislatures to follow suit by urging Congress to censure President Trump, following the President’s divisive response to events at Charlottesville

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Tony Thurmond introduced a resolution in the California State Assembly today supporting the United States Congress’ efforts to censure President Donald Trump over his divisive response to the events in Charlottesville, VA.  If the resolution passes, California will be the first state to support the censure of the President.

“President Trump failed California and the United States in his response to the horrific act of terrorism that killed Heather Heyer and injured many others,” said Thurmond. “His equivocation of neo-Nazis and white supremacists with counter-protesters does not represent the moral leadership that Californians of all races, religions, and identities seek from their President. As leader of the free world, the President is best suited to bring people together. In legitimizing groups like the KKK and neo-Nazis whose only association is with terror, hate, and death, the President has emboldened those who seek to divide us and inject fear into our communities. I call upon Congress to censure the President and demand that the President apologize for his racist and bigoted behavior.”

Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed a censure of the President by Congress. A censure is a formal condemnation or statement of disapproval from Congress and usually precedes impeachment. Yesterday, House Majority Leader Paul Ryan called a censure “counterproductive.”

Thurmond’s resolution would implore Congress to move forward with the censure of President Trump and calls on other state legislatures to do the same.

Assemblymember Tony Thurmond represents the 15th Assembly District, comprised of the cities of Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Hercules, Kensington, Piedmont, Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo, Tara Hills, and a portion of Oakland