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Cory Gardner urges Trump to label Charlottesville white nationalists as "evil"

13 Agosto 2017

Another Republican, Florida Sen. Cory Gardner (CO) and Marco Rubio (FL), to call out the president for sidestepping the force of evil at play.

Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch wrote, "We should call evil by its name".

Gardner, the Republican senator from Colorado, in a series of tweets called on Trump to specifically denounce the violence of the white supremacists.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides", he told the nation.

The president is being widely criticized for his response to the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday and Colorado politicians are no exception. "It's been going on a long, long time", Trump said of the violence.

"Very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists", Rubio tweeted.

The events in VA are contrary to all we stand for as a country. The events turned deadly when a car plowed into a crowd near a downtown mall there, killing at least one person and injuring at least 19 others.

Other national Republicans joined in calling on more condemnation of the white nationalists. Pres. Trump ignores question after blaming "many sides" for #Charlottesville. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate.

"We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for", he wrote on his personal Twitter account. "It has no place in America".

Meanwhile, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper denounced the violence and said hatred had no place in society. "Let's come together as one!" The mayor then called upon "all people of good will" to go home. "For the future of our country, leaders & community members must denounce these hate fueled acts".

But the president did not attack the white nationalists groups that organized the initial rally over the removal of a Confederate general's statute from a Charlottesville park.

Disturbances began Friday night during a torch-lit march through the University of Virginia before escalating Saturday.

Taking it one step further than his colleagues on the Hill, Gardner called out President Donald Trump for failing to "call evil by its name". His chief strategist, Steve Bannon, once declared that his former news site, Breitbart, was "the platform for the alt-right".

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