Angry Constituent to GOP Senator: 'Almost All Racists Are Republicans'
Republican Sen. Cory Gardner faced the ire of some of his constituents at a series of town halls in Colorado.
Gardner, who has spoken out against President Trump's statements on the Charlottesville, Virginia white supremacist rally, faced blowback in Lakewood last night.
Gardner has said the car attack by a white supremacist on counter-protesters, which left one person dead and 19 injured, was an act of "domestic terrorism."
President Trump declined to call it terrorism in his remarks yesterday.
My answer will never change on this issue. We must all call evil by its name and never backdown from denouncing hate and racism. https://t.co/NU65z6YQY9
— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) August 15, 2017
Mr. President - we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism. https://t.co/PaPNiPPAoW
— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) August 12, 2017
Gardner again said the president was "wrong" in the way he has characterized the violence and chosen to also condemn violent "alt-left" protesters.
One woman challenged Gardner on whether the Republican Party has a problem with racism among its supporters.
"Republicans are not all racists but almost all racists are Republicans that are really embarrassing to stand next to," she told Gardner.
Others were enraged over the Republicans' attempts to repeal ObamaCare, accusing Gardner of trying to take away health care from people.
Fox News correspondent Jonathan Hunt said many more town halls like this one can be expected as Republicans face backlash over the president's comments on the Charlottesville rally.
Watch the clip above.