I’m still numb from the events at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville over the weekend where hate-filled Neo Nazis and KKK alt-right type-“Americans” flew Nazi flags and Confederate flags and these alt-right racists rioted causing the death of one counter protester and two police officers. Sorry, but this was a planned race riot by a particular element of Trump’s base and the president blamed everyone in his brief speech, refusing to single out white supremacists.
My prayers are w/ the victims in Charlottesville. I’m disgusted & horrified by the white supremacism displayed today. We must defeat hate.
But there was no mention of the violence in Virginia from the social media posts of Rep. Daryl Issa, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. or Rep. Ed Royce. Congressman Lou Correa wants hearings on white supremacist terrorism.
Our Republican state assembly reps were no better: nothing from State Ass. Steven Choi, State Ass. Matt Harper, State Ass. Travis Allen. As Allen is a candidate for Governor, his lack of comment on this just shows he’s out of touch. State Ass. Bill Brough only tweeted about the Rancho Santa Margarita Little League team advancing to the Little League World Series.
Sharon Quirk-Silva retweeted a number of items related to the violence in Virginia.
State Senator John Moorlach had nothing to say on Twitter, but State Senator Janet Nguyen did issue a statement condemning the violence there. State Senator Josh Newman, who had a very busy weekend being involved with anti-recall efforts, got something out this morning condemning the violence.
Now these alt-right morons have every right to utter their hate speech and we have every right to call them racists, bigots and haters. But for Republicans suggesting that counter-protesters are equally to blame, spare me. Condemn the hate speech as everyone should. OC Republicans are slow to do so.