Republican and Democratic Senators: Charlottesville Violence Is Domestic Terrorism

Republican and Democratic Senators: Charlottesville Violence Is Domestic Terrorism
Republican and Democratic Senators: Charlottesville Violence Is Domestic Terrorism

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 12: Nicole Jones of Staunton, Virginia weeps while attending a vigil for those who were injured and died when a car plowed into a crowd of anti-fascist counter-demonstrators marching near a downtown shopping area August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The car allegedly plowed through a crowd, and at least one person has died from the incident, following the shutdown of the 'Unite the Right' rally by police after white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' and counter-protesters clashed near Lee Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is slated to be removed. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Win McNamee—Getty Images

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(BEDMINISTER, N.J.) — President Donald Trump is blaming "many sides" for the violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Virginia. His remarks have brought reactions from Republicans as well as Democrats.

A Republican senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, tweeted "Mr. President - we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism."

Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, posted on Twitter: "What happened in Charlottesville is domestic terrorism. The President's words only serve to offer cover for heinous acts."

Another Republican, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, wrote: "Nothing patriotic about #Nazis,the #KKK or #WhiteSupremacists It's the direct opposite of what #America seeks to be."

The father of Trump's press secretary, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, posted that white supremacy is the "worst kind of racism-it's EVIL and perversion of God's truth to ever think our Creator values some above others."

Trump condemned "this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides."

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