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Day 10: Republicans Across Virginia and the Country Have Denounced Donald Trump. Where is Ed Gillespie?


by Prateek Mishra

Day 10: Republicans Across Virginia and the Country Have Denounced Donald Trump. Where is Ed Gillespie?

In the past ten days, Republicans across Virginia and the country have spoken out forcefully against Donald Trump’s complete refusal to denounce the white nationalists in Charlottesville. Congresswoman Barbara Comstock — a close Gillespie ally — took toTwitter to say that "Mr. President, there were not ‘very fine people’ on the NeoNazi, white supremacist side; only haters." U.S. Representative Scott Taylor unequivocally condemnedthe president’s remarks, saying that “today's statements by President Trump at his press conference were disappointing and a failure of leadership, which starts at the top, with him.” Just yesterday, U.S. Senator Tim Scott spoke for many in his party when he said that, “it’s going to be very difficult for this president to lead if, in fact, his moral authority remains compromised.”

Yet even as Republican after Republican spoke out, over the past ten days Ed Gillespie has refused to denounce the President.

Virginia is waiting.

Virginia Republicans

  • Eric Cantor: "When We See The President, Basically, Ascribing, Or Assigning Equal Blame? I Just Can't Buy It. I Just Don't Agree With That.” [Washington Examiner, 8/15/17]

  • U.S. Representative Scott Taylor: “Today's Statements By President Trump At His Press Conference Were Disappointing And A Failure Of Leadership, Which Starts At The Top, With Him.” [Washington Post,8/16/17]

  • U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock: “Mr. President, There Were Not ‘Very Fine People’ On The NeoNazi, White Supremacist Side; Only Haters. Grateful DOJ Understands This.” [Washington Post, 8/16/17]

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