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In a measure both of how bizarre the Trump era has become and how little faith anyone has in the man personally, a group of senators from both parties are designing a joint resolution condemning white supremacists with the explicit purpose of obliging Donald Trump to sign the thing.

Virginia Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both Democrats, along with Republican Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Johnny Isakson of Georgia, plan to formally roll out a Senate resolution later Wednesday that forcefully condemns the violence in Charlottesville while “rejecting white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and other hate groups.” […]

[B]ackers of the Charlottesville resolution have strategically chosen to introduce their measure as a joint resolution, which means it will be sent to Trump to sign into law.

During what other time in history would we have the Senate taking action to force a sitting president to condemn neo-Nazis?

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