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Posted on 08/15/2017 7:13:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
President Donald Trump sparked a barrage of Republican outrage on Tuesday after he blamed both sides for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia including from House Speaker Paul Ryan.
We must be clear, Ryan said after Trumps remarks. White supremacy is repulsive. This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for. There can be no moral ambiguity.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Twitter, Mr. President, you can't allow #WhiteSupremacists to share only part of blame. Added Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.): This is simple: we must condemn and marginalize white supremacist groups, not encourage and embolden them.
Many other Republicans also slammed the remarks Trump made at a news conference in New York in which he doubled down on his initial reaction to the violence that broke out over the weekend at a white supremacist rally where one woman was killed when a car rammed into counter-protesters.
I think theres blame on both sides, Trump told reporters Tuesday at Trump Tower. I have no doubt about it.
Republicans have often been critical of Trump in the past, but the rebuke from members of his own party to his Charlottesville response was swifter and more widespread than perhaps at any point in his presidency
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), now in rehabilitation after being shot during a June congressional baseball practice, responded on Twitter: I was clear about this bigotry & violence over the weekend and I'll repeat it today: We must defeat white supremacy and all forms of hatred.
Also on Twitter, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) said: @POTUS must stop the moral equivalency! AGAIN, white supremacists were to blame for the violence in #Charlottesville.
And Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) added: We are Americans from all walks of life, working towards the American Dream. Nowhere in that dream is there room for racism.
A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Kentucky Republican had no new comment in response to Trumps remarks Tuesday.
Democrats also responded with outrage.
In a statement, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that by not taking sides, Trump had clearly shown what side hes on.
When David Duke and white supremacists cheer your remarks, youre doing it very, very wrong, Schumer said. Great and good American presidents seek to unite, not divide. Donald Trumps remarks clearly show he is not one of them.
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) said on Twitter that Trump is not my president.
As a Jew, as an American, as a human, he wrote, words cannot express my disgust and disappointment.
The usual suspects. These morons are either complicit with the left or are being duped by them. If the left ever succeeds in their coup these are the guys looking to get thrown a few table scraps.
>Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) said on Twitter that Trump is not my president.
Nobody that matters gives a Schatz about you and your communist, welfare and islam loving ways. Move to the desert sand and get rear-ended by your jihadi filth scumbag.
Like Father Biden said, “There’s only one side.”
I think they’re all suck ups and want votes. What a bunch of wussies.
RINOs mad. Trump voters glad.
Why yes, ...yes they are.
I’d like to have the brown paper sack concession. The hyperventilating is endless.
Establishment GOP for violent mob rule, pass it on.
These morons act like Antifa and BLM never showed up at C-ville.
And Mr. Scalise—you owe your life to Trump and his personal doctor riding herd on Dr. Sava.
I think theres blame on both sides, Trump told reporters Tuesday at Trump Tower.
What is “one-sided” about this comment, Rubio???
Precisely why virtually nothing got done in Congress this year.
No health reform, no tax reform, but oh! Oh that Trump! That Trump! Oh my ears! My ears! I’m outraged! Outraged I tell you!
>House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) - “We must defeat white supremacy and all forms of hatred.
You just can’t say the words BLM, islam, communist and other non-white racists can you simpleton.
What’s next?...Blame our white privilege and tax-paying, hard-working ethic? GTFO out of office you simpleton.
They have no spine at all. I have no doubt that had Donald Trump not entered the presidential race, we'd be suffering under Hillary Clinton right now. None of these bozos would have beaten her.
A bunch of weak kneed pansies. You have to call the alt left out. Doesn’t matter they were against disgusting racists. They are far left agitators, their view point is every bit as dangerous as racists. The body count from the twentieth century backs that up.
They best figure it out. Play hardball? Really??
Are these people stupid? Do they have a reading comprehension problem? I’m so sick of these moral midgets
These BASTARDS don’t have the balls to call out the opposite side for their violence and hate, burning down buildings, shooting AND killing police officers, shutting down speech from conservative speakers these POS politicians on our side are WORTHLESS anytime LYIN RYAN has a chance to condemn Trump he RUNS for a microphone I HATE THESE BASTARDS!!!!!
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