Republican lawmakers are coming together to condemn President Trump for his complete dereliction of duty by not denouncing the white nationalist from the rally in Charlottesville on Saturday. But Sen. Orrin Hatch perhaps had the most powerful response to Trump’s stance. Hatch explained that World War II veterans, including his brother, didn’t fight so Nazi ideas could persist in the United States today. “We should call evil by its name. My brother didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home. -OGH,” Hatch tweeted on Saturday.
We should call evil by its name. My brother didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home. -OGH
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) August 12, 2017
According to The Hill, Hatch was just eight years old when his brother was killed in World War II. Therefore, he has committed his life to public service so his brother’s death would not be in vain. It is hard to argue with such a noble observation of Trump’s complete lack of leadership capabilities. When the rally turned violent, it left dozens injured and three dead. Two officers died in a helicopter crash on their way to the scene.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) confirmed Saturday night that at least three people were killed in the violent clashes. But one other victim died after a car plowed through a group of protesters. The disturbing images and videos of the Saturday events show people doing Nazi salutes and chanting “heil Trump”. While the President did condemn the “egregious,” racially-charged clashes in Charlottesville on Saturday, he avoided putting more blame on any particular group, saying hatred by “many sides” was to blame. He needs to call a spade a spade. He insists on calling Islamic extremists what they are but these white nationalist terrorist are just as bad.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke