Jueves, 14 Diciembre, 2017

Republican and Democratic Senators: Charlottesville Violence Is Domestic Terrorism

GOP senator rips Trump over Charlottesville statement: 'Call evil by its name' Trump condemns 'violence' at white supremacist rally
Orlondo Matamoros | Agosto 13, 2017, 13:04

They've defended Trump in the past.

One person was killed and nineteen were injured after someone drove their vehicle into a crowd during the chaos, which was between white nationalist protesters and other counter protesters.

But the president did not attack the white nationalists groups that organized the initial rally over the removal of a Confederate general's statute from a Charlottesville park.

Shortly after Gardner's tweets, U.S. Sen.

"President - we must call evil by its name", Gardner said in one tweet after the violence that erupted Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. "These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism".

Cory Gardner and Marco Rubio on Saturday bashed President Donald Trump for not calling out white nationalists or describing as terrorism the Charlottesville violence that killed one person and injured 34 others. His chief strategist, Steve Bannon, once declared that his former news site, Breitbart, was "the platform for the alt-right". "For the future of our country, leaders & community members must denounce these hate fueled acts".

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, Rep. Diana DeGette and Rep. Scott Tipton also condemned the violence in Virginia.

White supremacists and neo-Nazis are, by definition, opposed to American patriotism and the ideals that define us as a people and make our nation special. "America we are better than this".

For context, keep in mind that these are not back-bench Republicans.

Trump has tweeted that "we ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for". He also says "there is no place for this kind of violence in America". "Now is a time to come together", he said.

"Today's attack is not the results of 'many sides' - it's an act of domestic terrorism".

He says "we have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and. true affection for each other".

We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. "@POTUS should explicitly denounce white supremacy", said Democratic Sen.

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman said he was heartbroken to hear about the deadly violence, and also called the events a "domestic terror attack".

This is the latest and by far the most violent far right-led rally in the city. 9NEWS will update it with more information as it becomes available.