Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe addressed the nation today after deadly civil unrest unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia today and gave a remarkably sharp rebuke to the White Nationalist protest movement at the center at the mayhem and chaos that unfolded.
After showing gratitude for the officers and civilians that helped serve and protect earlier today, he then turned to address what he called out by name as “the white supremacists and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville today. ” His simple and plain message was “go home.” He then went on to savage members of this hate group in a very strong and confident manner, saying:
You are not wanted in this great commonwealth. Shame on you. You pretend that you are patriots, but you are anything but a patriot. You want to talk about patriots, talk about Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, who brought our country together. Think about the patriots today, the young men and women, who with wearing the cloth of our country.
Somewhere around the globe they are putting their life in danger. They are patriots. You are not. You came here today to hurt people. And you did hurt people. My message is clear, we are stronger than you. You have made our commonwealth stronger. You will not succeed. There is no place for you here. There is no place for you in America.
President Donald Trump made similar address earlier today and drew harsh criticism from both the left and the right for failing to call out the White Nationalist by name, and even blaming “many sides” for the violence that occurred, which some described as an “awful false equivalency.”
Watch the clip above, courtesy of Fox News.
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