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Saturday, 12 August 2017 21:44

GOP senator to Trump: Call Charlottesville violence "domestic terrorism"

Written by  CBS News

A top Republican senator called out President Trump on Twitter Saturday, after Mr. Trump declined to condemn white nationalists when violence at a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia left one person dead and 34 others injured.

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), leader of the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 2018, called on Mr. Trump to "call evil by its name." Mr. Trump, in brief remarks Saturday from his working vacation at his golf club in New Jersey, said he condemned violence "on many sides." Given a chance to clarify what Mr. Trump meant by "all sides," a White House official told the press pool the president was "condemning hatred, bigotry and violence from all sources and all sides. There was violence between protesters and counter protesters today."

But that wasn't good enough for Gardner, who had perhaps the strongest statements of any Republican Saturday afternoon.

Mr. President - we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism. https://t.co/PaPNiPPAoW

— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) August 12, 2017

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), also had strong words for the president.

Very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 12, 2017 Read more at CBS News
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I think that what Trump wanted to say and did not say was if you condemn the KKK, et al, then you must also condemn the BLM movement and the Occupy Wall Street crowd.

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Ditto Jackson. The BLM and Antifa Thug R Us..Soros Rent A Mob crew intentionally clashed with the marchers. No mention of them in the fake News media.

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The White people had a LEGAL Permitted Rally!! The BLM Libturds showed up to Riot and attack!!! Why is this idiot from Colorado SUPPORTING this violence???? I think Trump should classify it as Democratic Racism!!!

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Why is he not also calling the attacks on police by the BLM MORONS TERRORISM????? Before any charges of harm are laid at anyone's feet we need to know who started the riot. It could have been either side from what I have heard or seen of the attack. The last time I looked every American has the right to say what they believe and to associate with whomever they please so these people have and had every right to dally together as do and did those in the RACIST group BLM. Now I do not agree with many things people believe today and that means from all sides. So Trump should say something and that is that ALL SIDES NEED TO SHUT UP and SIT down till they can act likeHUMAN BEINGS not a pack of rabid animals(my apologies to rabid animals). This was a mess from both sides and both should be knock down and back to whatever hole they climbed out of. To place blame on just the White people or blacks is wrong since they both are at fault. This Polirically CASTRATED moron calling himself a GOP anything needs to grow a set and stand against all hate no matter who it comes from.

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Sen. Cory Gardner where were you when BLM & Antifa were rioting...??? Are they domestic terrorist...??? Or are you just being one-sided in your outrage?

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Trump doesn't need to respond, the DOJ does. Enforce the Anti Riot Act and the RICO Act. Put an end to the BLM organization causing all these riots and all the other agitators encouraging it including politicians. Obama used to weigh in on any negative event involving blacks before he knew anything about it. Trump lets law enforcement do their job first without the pressure of the public comments from the White House.

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jim stock Written by jim stock
August 13, 2017
guess he's just on a Colorado High most of the time, seems that way to me how about you.

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