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Gardner, other CO politicians decry Charlottesville violence

Gardner, other CO politicians decry Charlottesville violence”

Michael Bennet, took to Twitter to decry the attacks. A rally goer purposefully drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters - an act that Trump has found it easy to call terrorism in the past.

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

In another tweet, Gardner stated: "Praying for those hurt & killed today in Charlottesville". Cory Gardner (CO) and Marco Rubio (FL), to call out the president for sidestepping the force of evil at play.

Trump was more general in his language while Rubio directly condemned Nazis, the KKK and white supremacists.

"The events in VA are contrary to all we stand for as a country", Bennet said in the tweet", Bennet said.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency to, "aid state response to violence".

Earlier in the day, President Trump posted to his personal account, "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for".

Nothing less is at stake on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, where a violent attack has taken at least one American life and injured many others in a confrontation between our better angels and our worst demons. "Now is a time to come together", he said.

Rubio followed suit, pressing the need for Trump to acknowledge the events that transpired.

The hate being spewed in Virginia has no place in this country.

"I want to urge my fellow Virginians who may consider joining either in support or opposition to the planned rally to make alternative plans", he said. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate.

Far-right and neo-Nazi provocateur Richard Spencer held a rally with several dozen people after the decision was made to remove the statue.

The most prominent politicians in the state issued their statements and feelings regarding the attack via Twitter.

This story continues to develop.



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