U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner isn’t mincing words in condemning the violence in Charlottesville and is insisting that President Trump do the same.
Make no mistake about it, Gardner said, the media might try and portray those Nazi white supremacists as right wing or part of the Republican base, but we don’t support them and sure as Hell will never represent those beliefs.
“White nationalists, white supremacists, they’re not a part of anybody’s base. They’re not a part of this country. They’re a part of hatred, they’re a part of bigotry, they’re a part of evil, and we need to stand up to that.”
“We don’t want them in our base, they shouldn’t be in a base, they shouldn’t be claimed as part of a base, and it has to be made crystal clear,” the senator concluded.
Other Republicans were equally outraged and expressed those views on social media over the weekend.
Heartbroken to hear about loss of life in today’s domestic terror attack in #Charlottesville. Evil, no matter its face, must be condemned.
— Rep. Mike Coffman (@RepMikeCoffman) August 12, 2017
White supremacists are ignorant and hateful. All Americans must unite against racial intolerance and bigoted ideology.
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) August 13, 2017
Ironically, while the Republicans are giving the bigots both barrels, it’s the Democrats who sound downright wimpy.
Bigotry and hatred have no place in our country and we must emphasize our inclusive, diverse, and bright future @USProgressives
— Jared Polis (@jaredpolis) August 12, 2017
This is outrageous. Everyone should stand up and call out this shameful racism & fight against it. #Charlottesville
— Rep. Ed Perlmutter (@RepPerlmutter) August 12, 2017
Domestic terrorism in #Charlottesville must not go unanswered. America, we are better than this.
— Rep. Diana DeGette (@RepDianaDeGette) August 12, 2017
The events in VA are contrary to all we stand for as a country. Embrace inclusion, celebrate differences—that’s the America we believe in.
— Michael F. Bennet (@SenBennetCO) August 12, 2017