White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed President Trump plans to sign a joint resolution condemning last month's violence in Charlottesville, Va.
"Absolutely," Sanders said when asked if the president will sign the resolution passed by Congress this week. "He looks forward to doing so as soon as he receives it, which he hasn't done as soon as I came out here earlier."
The resolution, offered by Republican Rep. Tom Garrett of Virginia in the House and Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia in the Senate, condemns the "violence and domestic terror attack that took place" in Charlottesville.
The resolution also rejects the "white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups," and calls on the president and his administration to commit resources to address the "growing prevalence of those hate groups" in the U.S.
The Senate overwhelmingly passed the resolution Monday, and the House followed suit Tuesday.
Trump faced backlash for his initial comments on the clash between white nationalist groups and counter-protesters last month after he failed to condemn the specific white nationalist groups rallying in Charlottesville.