Right and Left Unite to Condemn Violence, White Nationalists in Charlottesville

By NTK Staff | 08.14.2017 @10:09am
Right and Left Unite to Condemn Violence, White Nationalists in Charlottesville

An emotional and violent weekend in Charlottesville gave way to bipartisan condemnation, and some unity, on Sunday and Monday.

Three people are dead and dozens more were injured after violence broke out during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. James Alex Fields Jr., from Ohio, plowed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing Heather D. Heyer, 32, of Charlottesville.

In the wake of the violence, political leaders on the left and right came together to condemn white nationalism, domestic terrorism, and, in some cases, a response to the events from President Trump that some deemed insufficient.

Speaker Paul Ryan called white supremacy “a scourge”:

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney called the ideology and attacks barbaric:

Former President Barack Obama invoked Nelson Mandela:

President Trump called out hatred, bigotry, and violence “on many sides,” which some on the left and right saw as an insufficient response to the one side committing violence in Charlottesville this weekend.

Trump will appear before the press on Monday afternoon in Washington, D.C. Though the appearance concerns measures he will take against China, Trump is expected to address the violence in Charlottesville.

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