Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-SC, on Thursday responded to President Trump’s criticism of his comments following the violence in Charlottesville, VA.
Graham’s criticism came in response to a press conference Tuesday when the president said both sides were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, and “not all of these people were neo-Nazis.”
Graham said he and many others do not support the “moral equivalency” Trump made between “white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and people like Ms. Heyer.”
The President on Thursday took to Twitter Thursday morning, to call the Senator’s comments a “disgusting lie” and called on the citizens of South Carolina to remember the comments when Graham is up for reelection in 2020.
Graham responded by asking Trump to move the Republican party in the right direction.
“Mr. President, like most I seek to move our nation, my state and our party forward — toward the light — not back to the darkness,” he said, adding Trump’s tweet honoring Heyer was “very nice and appropriate. Well done.”
“However, because of the manner in which you handled the Charlottesville tragedy you are now receiving praise from some of the most racist and hate-filled individuals and groups in our country. For the sake of our nation — as our President — please fix this,” he added.