Republicans in Congress were among a slew of lawmakers who were quick to slam the president for comments he made on Tuesday blaming both sides of protesters for the violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Va over the weekend.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, took to Twitter shortly after Trump’s press conference to say White Supremacy was “repulsive.”
“We must be clear. White supremacy is repulsive. This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for. There can be no moral ambiguity,” he tweeted.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, released a statement Tuesday evening following the President’s latest comments on the tragedy in Charlottesville.
“We cannot accept excuses for white supremacy and acts of domestic terrorism. We must condemn them. Period,” the statement reads.
Fellow Arizona Sen. John McCain also took issue with the way Trump had handled the situation.
“There’s no moral equivalency between racists & Americans standing up to defy hate& bigotry. The President of the United States should say so,” McCain said.