President Donald Trump was publicly called out after one person was murdered by a car driven into anti-fascist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is demanding his fellow Republican acknowledge the Charlottesville fatality as an act of terror.
Gardner is chairman of the campaign arm of senate Republicans.
Mr. President - we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism. https://t.co/PaPNiPPAoW— Cory Gardner (@Cory Gardner) 1502570669.0
Praying for those hurt & killed today in Charlottesville. This is nothing short of domestic terrorism & should be named as such.— Cory Gardner (@Cory Gardner) 1502568940.0
By calling out racism, Gardner is representing a proud Republican tradition going back to Abraham Lincoln.
Ronald Reagan, on the KKK: "The politics of racial hatred & religious bigotry practiced by the Klan & others have no place in this country."— Stephen Hayes (@Stephen Hayes) 1502568919.0
More Reagan, in 1984: The Klan's politics of hatred & bigotry "are destructive of the values for which America has always stood."— Stephen Hayes (@Stephen Hayes) 1502569110.0
The Attorney General of Virginia demonstrated how easy it is to condemn the "Unite the Right" bigotry:
The violence, chaos, and apparent loss of life in Charlottesville is not the fault of "many sides." It is racists and white supremacists.— Mark Herring (@Mark Herring) 1502569803.0