On Twitter, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) expressed his opposition to President Donald Trump after the president asserted that both sides were responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.
In a number of tweets, Rubio condemned the white nationalists that held the protest in response to the removal of a Gen. Robert E. Lee statue.
“The organizers of events which inspired [and] led to [the Charlottesville terrorist attack] are 100% to blame for a number of reasons,” Rubio first tweeted.
“They are adherents of an evil ideology which argues certain people are inferior because of race, ethnicity or nation of origin,” he wrote.
“When entire movement built on anger [and] hatred towards people different than you,it justifies [and] ultimately leads to violence against them,” Rubio added.
“These groups today use SAME symbols [and] same arguments of #Nazi & #KKK, groups responsible for some of worst crimes against humanity ever,” he posted.
“Mr. President, you can’t allow [white supremacists] to share only part of blame,” he stated. “They support [an] idea which cost nation [and] world so much pain.”
“The [white supremacy] groups will see being assigned only 50% of blame as a win,” Rubio ended. “We can not allow this old evil to be resurrected.”
After issuing a second statement that directly clarified his original reaction and condemned the white supremacist groups, Trump held a press conference in which he accused both sides for inciting violence in Charlottesville. This briefing on Tuesday sounded similar to his initial statement in which he was hesitant to hold the white nationalist groups directly responsible for the terror attack.
First reported by The Blaze.