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Rep. Pingree Supports Resolution Censuring President Trump

Maine First District Democratic Congresswoman Chellie Pingree has signed on to a resolution that calls for President Trump to be censured for what the resolution says is the President’s failure to immediately and specifically name and condemn the white supremacist groups responsible for acts of domestic terrorism last week-end in Charlottesville, Virginia and for re-asserting that “both sides” were to blame.

“People, you know, are calling our office,” said Pingree. “They’re expressing deep disgust with what the president has said and just deep fear for what he’s supporting in our country that just does not belong.”

The resolution also calls for the President to fire any and all advisors who have urged him to cater to white supremacist groups in the United States. Responding to news that White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his post, Pingree tweeted that Bannon should never have had a desk in the WhiteHouse or the President’s ear. Pingree says Bannon’s agenda was one of hate and bigotry and that’s why she pushed for his ouster.