RNC Chairwoman: Democrats Should Follow Trump's Lead in Condemning Political Violence
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said she hopes Democrats take President Trump's lead and condemn all acts or threats of political violence.
Trump on Wednesday called for unity after a series of package bombs were sent to prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden and Bill and Hillary Clinton, the onetime president and former secretary of state, respectively.
"He said this is a time where we do need to come together and put our partisan divides aside because we don't want to see an escalation of violence in our country, dividing us at political lines," McDaniel said.
She said that Democrats, on the other hand, did the exact opposite and "played the blame game."
She noted that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a statement said Trump's words "ring hollow' because he has repeatedly "condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions."
McDaniel said it would have been nice to see Democrats finally accept the results of the 2016 election, get behind the president's message of unity and help tamp down tensions that are dividing the nation.
"We haven't heard that from Democrats time and time again," she said. "I'm so proud of the president and the lead that he took. And I hope Democrats will follow."
McDaniel went on to call out the media for playing a role in creating the tense political climate. Watch more from "Your World" above.