Mitch McConnell 'Upset' About Trump Not Denouncing Neo-Nazis, But Does Nothing

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 16, 2017

McConnell released a statement Wednesday morning ahead of a rally in Lexington similar to the one that turned violent in Charlottesville over the weekend.

"We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred", McConnell said in statement.

Matthew Heimbach, founder of the "Traditionalist Worker Party", told multiple media outlets that he and other white supremacists are considering coming to Lexington to protest the removal of two Confederate statues. There are no good neo-nazis, and those who espouse their views are not supporters of American ideals and freedoms.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a (brave?) statement on Wednesday "condemning hate groups" in Charlottesville, as well as those planning to hold a rally in his home state of Kentucky. He says "their messages of hate and bigotry are not welcome in Kentucky and should not be welcome anywhere in America". Only about 2% agreed with McConnell that President Trump is demonstrating "excessive expectations". "We all have a responsibility to stand against hate and violence, wherever it raises its evil head", McConnell said. The president said in the wake of the protests that he condemned violence on "many sides", but failed to call out white supremacist groups.

"You'll have people feeling passionate wanting to come in, but you'll also have professional protesters who want to come in and fight", he said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is upset with President Donald Trump regarding how he handled the response to the protests in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

"There is no moral equivalency between the KKK, the neo-Nazis and anybody else", he said.

Trump asked McConnell on Thursday to "get back to work" and pass legislation related to healthcare, tax reform, and infrastructure, adding, "You can do it!"

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