Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel said Wednesday that the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists are to blame for the violence that took place in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend.
“When it comes to Charlottesville, the blame lays squarely at the KKK and the white supremacists who organized this rally and put together an entire event around hate and bigotry,” Romney McDaniel said during an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
She was also asked how President Trump could say that there are “very fine people” on both sides of the protests that eventually turned violent.
“First of all, we have to unequivocally say that the KKK and the white supremacists were wrong,” she said.
Romney McDaniel added that she thinks people showed up to the protests in search of a productive conversation about the removal of statues celebrating Confederate generals.
“The second they saw Nazi flags, they should have turned tail,” she said.
“The second you join a group that has a Nazi flag or is joining the KKK, there is no good there. There is no good KKK member, there’s no nice neo-Nazi.”
“This is un-American what they’re doing and it’s going to take bipartisanship to bring people together around unifying this country and the president has called for that.”