'Violence is coming': GOP senator predicts bloodshed after Trump’s bungled Charlottesville response
Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

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.

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."

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