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Republican Senators Bash Trump: 'We Must Call Evil By Name'

Republican Senators Bash Trump: 'We Must Call Evil By Name'

They are telling Trump that he needs to call today's events for what they are: an act of domestic terrorism by white supremacists and white nationalists.

Earlier in the day, President Trump posted to his personal account, "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for". This is nothing short of domestic terrorism & should be named as such", said Gardner in one post, adding, "Mr. President - we must call evil by its name.

"Praying for those hurt & killed today in Charlottesville", he also wrote. He also says "there is no place for this kind of violence in America".

Shortly after Gardner's tweets, U.S. Sen.

While calling for restoring law and order, the president has not referred to the violent acts during the demonstration as terrorism. Michael Bennet, reacting to Trump's remarks about the violence in Virginia.

In a statement given after the attacks, Trump spoke to the media and decried "violence on many sides". In comments from Bedminister, N.J., Trump blamed "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides". Saturday's clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters have grown so violent the governor has declared a state of emergency and police have ordered people to disperse. After the white nationalists rally in a city park in Charlottesville, counter protesters had gathered.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious disposition of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides", Trump said at a bill signing ceremony in Bedminster, NJ, where he is on a working vacation at his golf club.

Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton also released a statement on Twitter, arguing that all Americans have the right to peaceful assembly. Michael Bennet, took to Twitter to decry the attacks.

He says "we have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and. true affection for each other".

For context, keep in mind that these are not back-bench Republicans. "Everyone in leadership must speak out". "America we are better than this". "Now is a time to come together", he said.

In tweets he issued, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock stated: "For the future of our country, leaders & community must all denounce these hate fueled acts".

"Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts".

Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch wrote, "We should call evil by its name".