California Assembly votes to support censure of Trump over comments on Charlottesville violence

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The California Assembly on Friday night voted to support a congressional censure of President Trump for his response to violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Va., during a protest over a Confederate statue.

The Assembly passed a resolution 41 to 5 to denounce comments by the president that seemed to equate white supremacists and neo-Nazis with the protesters demonstrating against them.

Trump said "many sides" were to blame for violence at an Aug. 12 rally where a man plowed his car into a group of counter-protesters, killing one of them.

Trump later denounced the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis, but repeated that "both sides" were to blame. 

"This isn't about what you think about President Trump," said Assemblyman Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), who authored the resolution. "This is about his statements, his inability to condemn hate, and his failure to act." 

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