Colorado's Senators Call Virginia Violence "Domestic Terrorism"

Colorado's Senators Call Virginia Violence

The president's statement condemned hatred, bigotry, and violence on "many sides", but did not mention what some politicians have called the "alt-right movement" in his remarks in a televised statement.

Democrat Senator Michael Bennet likewise called upon the president to denounce the violent actions.

Earlier in the day, Bennet stated, "The events in VA are contrary to all we stand for as a country". Embrace inclusion, celebrate differences-that's the America we believe in.

"Praying for those hurt & killed today in Charlottesville", he also wrote. Cory Gardner, who reprimanded President Donald Trump and urged him to "call evil by its name". These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism.

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Saturday called on President Donald Trump to label as "evil" the white nationalists who clashed with counterprotesters on Saturday at a rally in Virginia, where at least one person died when a car drove into a crowd.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer stated, "I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here".

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

The president's reluctance to condemn white supremacists also stood in stark contrast by his insistence of calling out "radical Islamic terrorism" by name. "It has no place in America". "Let's come together as one!"

Trump, as a candidate, frequently came under scrutiny for being slow to offer his condemnation of white supremacists. It's deeply disturbing and un-American. "He just said the nation should come together".

White nationalists have continually targeted Charlottesville, and the decision reached in May to remove the statute by city leaders was temporarily stopped by a judge - galvanizing the far right.

This story continues to develop.