While any legitimate moral outrage by GOP elected officials is appreciated after Charlottsville and the pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, it is surprising that Republicans said anything given their moral turpitude on critical policy issues and race. For years Republicans have decided to disseminate lies that cause death and economic harm for political expediency.
After Charlottesville, Donald Trump demonstrated his immorality when, after multiple statements, he still seemed to blame both sides for the violence in Charlottesville. His first statement seem to hold sway, “We condemn in the strongest most possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides.”
While a few Republican Senators, Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), condemned Trump by name, other prominent politicians such as Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) condemned Trump without mentioning his name.