Recently, violence broke out between out between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, VA. Various neo-Nazis and other white supremacists came to the protest the town’s removal of the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. At one point, a white supremacist drove a car into a crowd of protesters leaving at least one dead and several injured. In response, President Trump issued a tweet condemning hate. Many felt this response, which did not specifically mention white supremacist groups, did not go far enough.
One such person was former deputy Attorney General Sally Yates who pointed out at that it takes less than a single tweet to condemn Nazis.
The poison spewed by Nazis, white supremacists, and the KKK is not who we are as a country. Takes less than 140 characters to say it.
— Sally Yates (@SallyQYates) August 13, 2017
Yate’s reply drew many supportive responses from other Twitter users. The outpouring of support is understandable given the fact that Yate’s recent testimony before Congress was applauded by many of those opposed to Trump.
A few users expressed their remorse that it fell to Yates and even Marco Rubio to do what President Trump could not and condemn racism.
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