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On Saturday, US Sen. Cory Gardner called on President Trump to call the white nationalists who clashed with counter-protesters in Virginia on Saturday “evil.”

Heather Heyer, 32, was killed when a car drove into the crowd and 19 others were injured, some of them critically.

Gardner is the Republican senator from Colorado and in a tweetstorm of his own, he called on Trump by name to denounce the violence of the white nationalists. He was not the only Republican to speak out against white supremacy, several others also were more specific than trump in their denouncing the violence.

“Mr. President – we must call evil by its name,” Gardner tweeted Saturday. “These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism.”

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In a different tweet, he said, ““Praying for those hurt & killed today in Charlottesville. This is nothing short of domestic terrorism & should be named as such.”

Marco Rubio has also spoken out, calling on the president to do more to condemn the racist violence brought to the streets by the white nationalists.

He tweeted, “Very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists.”

When Trump made his statement on Saturday about the violence in Charlottesville he did not mention the white supremacists by name. Instead, he blamed “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.”

Things are so tense in Virginia that the governor, Terry McAuliffe, has declared a state of emergency.

 

 

 

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