Republican and Democratic Senators: Charlottesville Violence Is Domestic Terrorism

Republican and Democratic Senators: Charlottesville Violence Is Domestic Terrorism

As white nationals stoke violence in Charlottesville, Va., President Trump and Sen.

"President Trump condemned the violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia Saturday and called for a "swift restoration of law and order". Cory Gardner, who reprimanded President Donald Trump and urged him to "call evil by its name".

Congressman Jared Polis, who is running for the governorship in 2018, said voices of counter-protesters "were silenced by an extreme act of violence".

Gardner and other Colorado politicians, including U.S. Sen.

Trump earlier on Saturday had not specifically criticized the white nationalist rally and its neo-Nazi slogans. 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.

Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton also released a statement on Twitter, arguing that all Americans have the right to peaceful assembly.

Democrat Senator Michael Bennet likewise called upon the president to denounce the violent actions. "We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and true affection for each other".

For context, keep in mind that these are not back-bench Republicans.

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, a Democrat representing Denver, in a tweet said that "domestic terrorism in #Charlottesville must not go unanswered".

Our Founders fought a revolution for the idea that all men are created equal.

"We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for". He added that he was "heartbroken to hear about loss of life in today's domestic terror attack".

As we mourn the tragedy that has occurred in Charlottesville, American patriots of all colors and creeds must come together to defy those who raise the flag of hatred and bigotry.

Trump said he spoke with Virgina Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Saturday and they agreed "the hate and division must stop and must stop right now". And, as much as possible, we'll relate what else was going on at the time.

"Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts".

"Do you want the support of these white nationalist groups?"

Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch wrote, "We should call evil by its name". Marco Rubio, wrote: "Nothing patriotic about #Nazis, the #KKK or #WhiteSupremacists It's the direct opposite of what #America seeks to be". He ignored questions from reporters asking if he condemns white supremacy. "He didn't attack us", according to the comments posted on the Daily Stormer, the white supremacist website promoting the Charlottesville demonstration on its Summer of Hate edition.