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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.
It is all about their big money donors... Look who funds their political campaigns, then know they do not work for US, they ‘own’ US. Congress is the ‘deep state’.
yeah, the one and only me Obama side... smh
What is funny is that in a democrat nation of free handouts they are surprised there would be claiming white supremacists requesting their fair totalitarian share in the redistribution
Yes, right there is exactly
why we have a do nothing Congress when facing IRS corruption and persecutions by crypto fascist leftists
Just watched the replay of Tuesday’s news conference.
I was pleasantly impressed.
He called out both sides as being at fault
and deftly handled the press.
Ok - time to switch my affiliation to DNC and start doing some damage there.
I won’t caucus with the GOP anymore.
Imagine if you threw a pep rally and the only people to show up were the cheerleaders and the marching band. That’s what we’re increasingly starting to see.
Trump has been scoring success after success. The people are increasingly supporting the president. The only people who aren’t are elites like Ryan, Rubio, and the MSM.
So what do they do? Invent scandals to rally the people against president Trump. The only problem is that nobody’s showing up to your pep rallies anymore, Ryan. It’s just you, the MSM and the rest of your Uniparty shills alone in an empty gym.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is crappola. Has NEVER supported the Donald and never will.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Mitch should be dismissed as “leaders”.
I fixed the title:
Ryan, other RINO’s outraged by Trump news conference
So I simply dismissed the GOP.
I don't allow a Cultural Marxist tool of manipulation like the word racism to have any power over my emotions. I do fear the fiends that wield it as a weapon. Let the word go and hear the sound of it coming from the hordes of orcs about to overwhelm civilization.
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