Congressional Democrats plan to relentlessly hammer President Donald Trump's controversial comments arguing that "both sides" were responsible after a protest led by white supremacists in Charlottesville resulted in the death of a young women and ignited a national firestorm.
Since leaving office in January, President Barack Obama has used written statements to defend the Affordable Care Act, denounce a decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord, and, most recently, call for peace during Kenya's elections.
Update 8/17: In light of the ongoing debate sparked by the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, the violence that ensued over the weekend and President Trump's tweetstorm Thursday morning arguing against removing these statues, I am re-posting a piece I wrote back in May that details the remarkable speech New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave by way of explaining his decision to remove statues honoring the confederacy. The original post is below.
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