Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) expressed his fear of more bloodshed in a frightening 1,300-word Facebook post titled, "The Next Charlottesville."
"I expect that violence will come when white supremacists and the alt-right fight anarchist groups aligned with the extreme left," Sen. Sasse predicted. "It feels like violence is coming."
The Nebraska Republican received immediate criticism for such a “both sides” perspective, where the KKK is put on an equal moral plane with those resisting white supremacy.
If Ben Sasse wasn't full of shit he'd be asking why so many white kids today are going Nazi. He isn't so he ain't.— 'Weird Alex' Pareene (@'Weird Alex' Pareene)1503114044.0
Sasse recounted a prediction he heard from a Trump supporter of a "powder keg" of violence coming from the right.
"To be clear, I think the alt-Right are a bunch of a**holes and we should admit that the president has done a bad job getting us through this," one middle-aged Trump supporter told Sasse.
"When the next rounds of violence come, I'll bet you most of it will come from the left," Sasse's constituent told him. "And then some folks I know will respond in kind. It's gonna be a powder-keg."
man, sounds like Sasse's constituents scared the shit out of him https://t.co/LyRCsJYEAN— Travis Gettys (@Travis Gettys)1503152231.0
Sen. Sasse offers a higher-minded bothsides take on what happened in Cville than Trump, but ultimately adopts all of Trump's false tropes.— southpaw (@southpaw)1503108772.0
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