Senator Kamala Harris isn’t here for President Donald Trump‘s tepid condemnation of the violence out of Charlottesville.
In a statement in response to the deadly violence, Trump said on Saturday, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides ― on many sides.”
However, many have been outraged that Trump is laying the blame at the feet of “many sides” instead of condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Harris took to social media to say as much.
“And as the country grappled with this tragedy, we were told that ‘many sides’ should be condemned. Many sides,” Harris said in a Facebook post on Sunday. “I often advocate that we look at many sides of an issue, walk in someone else’s shoes and identify and reject false choices. But there are not ‘many sides’ to this.”
However, she wrote that there was “still hope.”
“There is hope to be found. The truth is that the vast majority of Americans are good, fair and just and they want their country to reflect those ideals,” she wrote. “And the fact that yesterday’s explicit hate was met with near-universal condemnation affirms my belief in our capacity to overcome evil.”
Since Trump’s statement, the White House has attempted to clarify his remarks.
“The president said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred. Of course, that includes white supremacists, KKK, Neo-Nazi and all extremist groups. He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together,” the White House said in a statement attributed to a spokesperson.