16 Republicans Who Have Condemned Trump's Charlottesville Comments

It's fairly easy to condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists — just ask this Holocaust survivor. However, as President Trump showed again and again since the violent events in Charlottesville, VA, that left three dead, it's apparently much harder than it looks (at least for him).

In a bizarre press conference on Aug. 15, the president blamed "both sides," one side being made up of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, the other those standing up to them. Trump also suggested that "not all those people are neo-Nazis. . . Not all those people were white supremacists by any stretch." Since it was hard for the President of the United States to stand up to racism, bigotry, and hate, Republicans in his own party are once again denouncing it for him — and asking him to do the same.

Other members of Congress, such as Democratic Representative Pramila Jayapal, also want the president to do the same and have drafted a resolution as a response. Or perhaps Trump will listen to members of his own party. See their remarks ahead.


Sen. Marco Rubio sent out a series of tweets on the issue.


House Speaker Paul Ryan wrote "there can be no moral ambiguity."


Sen. Dean Heller retweeted a tweet he sent on Aug. 12.


Sen. John McCain asked Trump to "defy hate and bigotry."


Former Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney wrote "one side is racist, bigoted."


Former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush asked Trump to "unite the country."


Republican Rep. Charlie Dent wrote "POTUS must stop the moral equivalency!"


Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen simply wrote "Just no."


Sen. Todd Young tweeted, "we must condemn and marginalize white supremacist groups."


Sen. Jeff Flake stated, "we must condemn. Period."


Sen. Jerry Moran reiterated that Trump shouldn't "tolerate" white supremacy, bigotry, and racism.


Republican Rep. Ed Royce said Trump has to "reject white supremacists."


Republican Rep. Will Hurd went on CNN to denounce Trump's words as well.