Trump Draws Widespread Criticism For His Response To Klan Led Rioting In Charlottesville

Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada issued a statement in which "condemn[ed] the outrageous racism, hatred and violence. It's unacceptable & shameful. No room for it in this country."

Several Republican senators referred to the violence as a case of "domestic terrorism."

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who has been a favorite of Republican conservatives, issued a statement in which he called on the Justice Department to "immediately investigate and prosecute today's grotesque act of domestic terrorism."

Sens. Joni Ernst of Iowa and Rob Portman of Ohio made similar references.


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