Senator Ted Cruz isn’t holding back any punches. He recently condemned the behavior of White Supremacists for what they did in Charlottesville.
Tensions have been ongoing for a while about the removal of Confederate statues. The issue has caused many to rally especially in the South.
There are those who support what the Confederacy stands for. Then another group condemns it. A large amount of the rallies held have ended in violence.
One of the latest has been Charlottesville. Where many people were hurt and a life was lost. The matter has always been controversial.
With many believing that this whole thing is about hate.
The President spoke on the matter, but didn’t seem to have the support from many of his counterparts.
Trump said “we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.”
He failed to mention the woman killed and those who were hurt in the incident.
Ted Cruz was quick to respond to the incident himself. He condemned those involved and clearly didn’t support the efforts of the President.
He said “the Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists are repulsive and evil. And all of us have a moral obligation to speak out against the lies, bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred that they propagate.”
He continued “having watched the horrifying video of the car deliberately crashing into a crowd of protesters. I urge the Department of Justice to immediately investigate and prosecute this grotesque act of domestic terrorism.”
Sen. Cruz joins many other Republicans who condemn the violence. Many Republicans haven’t spoken out publicly against the President. They also haven’t shown any support about it either.
Trump Changes Tune
Trump’s lack of support was a definite blow to him. After Cruz and others condemned the attack he gave another statement.
He said “racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs. Including the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”
Cruz said “I think it’s incumbent on all of us, every American, regardless of party. Republican, Democrat — regardless of who you are, to stand together and denounce those lies.”
Trump asked “what about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, alt-right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?”
He went on “what about the fact they came charging with clubs in hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do.”
Racism and hatred have long been an issue in America. It will always rear its ugly head unless everyone has a change of heart.
Using violence and thinking less of others as a solution won’t work.