Demand Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson Censure President Trump's Charlottesville Remarks

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This petition was created by PA5 Truth and Action, a grassroots voters' group whose purpose is to hold PA5's representative accountable. The current representative for PA5 is Glenn "GT" Thompson.

Glenn Thompson has offered only the weakest of written statements regarding the acts of domestic terrorism perpetrated in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017. He has also not said anything in response to President Trump's incendiary remarks following the death of Heather Heyer. Trump has falsely said that "both sides" were to blame for the violence, and attempted to create a moral equivalency between hate groups and those who were protesting against them. Since then, he has made a series of oral and written statements which suggest that Trump is sympathetic to the cause of hate groups.

As Rep. Thompson is surely aware, there are numerous hate groups in his congressional district, and Trump's winks and nods to these groups will serve to further embolden them. What happened at the University of Virginia could easily happen at Penn State or another institution in our district next time.

By providing cover for the violence of neo-Nazis, Klan members, and white supremacists, Trump is normalizing racism and bigotry. He is encouraging the very worst of us to continue their racist crusade. He is attempting to, wittingly or not, weave the vile ideology of hatred into the fabric of American discourse. For this, Congress must censure the president. 

We must as one voice unequivocally announce that there is no room for hatred and bigotry in the United States. By publicly announcing his support for the resolution of censure introduced by Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey, and Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Rep. Thompson will show that he has our best interests at heart, and will defend the liberties of his constituents.

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