RNC Chair: No Place For KKK, Neo-Nazis in GOP
White supremacists, KKK members and neo-Nazis are not welcome to vote for the Republican party, Republican National Committee Chairwoman said this morning.
"Our party across the board has said it's unacceptable," Ronna Romney McDaniel told ABC News on Wednesday.
"We have no place in our party at all for the KKK, anti-semitism, racism, bigotry. It has no place in the Republican Party. There is no home here. We don't want your vote. We don't support you. We'll speak out against you."
McDaniel put the blame for the violence in Charlottesville, VA "squarely" on the white nationalists who "came together in hate."
President Trump came under fire for his response to the violence, saying there is "blame on both sides," including far-left Antifa protesters who clashed with the racists rioters and attacked journalists.
"The president condemned the white supremacists and KKK and neo-Nazis unequivocally," McDaniel said.
The president also stated that some of the protesters were not white nationalists but merely quietly protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
McDaniel said that those people should have left "the second they saw Nazi flags. The second you have a Nazi flag or join the KKK, there is no good there."
McDaniel also appeared on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday and expressed optimism about the 2018 midterm congressional elections, despite the firestorm currently surrounding the Republican party.
Watch the interviews above.