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Video: John Whitbeck, John Adams Both Massively Fail to Criticize Trump’s “Many Sides” Bull****

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Check out VA GOP John “Anti-Semitic ‘Joke” Dude” Whitbeck’s pathetic appearance this morning on CNN with Chris Cuomo’s. Among other problems, Whitbeck repeatedly dodges criticism of Trump’s outrageous/disgusting “many sides” comments on Saturday; refuses to condemn Trump retweeting a “cartoon” of a train killing a CNN reporter; shows himself to be utterly clueless about the “too little too late” argument; avoids acknowledging the 800-pound gorilla in the room, which is that Whitbeck party’s nominee – and now president – Donald Trump has for years encouraged white supremacists and bigots of all kinds; gets rightfully lectured by Chris Cuomo about how the white supremacists themselves took Trump’s statement as “affirmation and congratulation”; etc. Finally, a relatively minor point, but to listen to Whitbeck claiming this is a “non-partisan” issue while repeatedly using the word “Democrat” as an adjective – in the juvenile way that the most partisan, rabid Republicans do – is very telling.

Next, check out Virginia GOP Attorney General nominee John Adams (R) blathering/dodging/weaving about Donald Trump (also an R): “I’m not going to criticize him at this point in time” (reporter responds immediately with a great question, “Why NOT?”). Adams again and again refuses to criticize Trump for his “many sides” crap,, etc. Adams also tries to change the subject to the Rep. Scalise case several weeks ago, which of course everyone immediately condemned. Just pathetic; right-wing extremist Adams is completely unfit to be Attorney General of Virginia.

  • A_Siegel

    The contrast between the GOP nominee and the sitting Virginia Attorney General is telling. Mark Herring’s actions as the Commonwealth’s top legal official and public commentary are clear examples of what public officials should do (in sharp contrast, of course, with Trump’s enabling/winking at the neo-Nazis/white supremacists). Take a look at Herring’s twitter feed: https://twitter.com/MarkHerringVA.
    * “Thank you to first responders, law enforcement, emergency personnel, and medical teams who worked to keep Charlottesville safe this weekend.” https://twitter.com/MarkHerringVA/status/896762714953056256 [recognizing public servants operating under serious pressure … ]
    * “The violence, chaos, and apparent loss of life in Charlottesville is not the fault of “many sides.” It is racists and white supremacists.” https://twitter.com/MarkHerringVA/status/896468848790179840 Speaking truth when the man occupying the Oval wouldn’t.
    Etc …

    The murder of one citizen and the tragic deaths of two public servants are a sad element of something truthful: the events in Charlottesville and political reactions to it have made even more starkly clear the choices that citizens face at the polls and undermine the necessity for public engagement by all of those concerned about protecting the Republic from its enemies — foreign and domestic — whether those enemies are corrupt underminers of the Constitution or ‘MAGA’-hat wearing fascists marching in the streets.

  • From DPVA:

    What Will It Take for Ed Gillespie to Denounce Donald Trump’s Response to Charlottesville?

    Richmond, Va. — Donald Trump meant what he said the first time. And Ed Gillespie never criticized it.

    This afternoon,Trump doubled down on his insane defense of the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, which led to the murder of Heather Heyers — and repeated his horrific whitewashing of the racist violence on Saturday by putting the blame on “both sides.” Trump went on to defend the protesters chanting “blood and soil” on Friday night, saying that they did it “very quietly.”

    The question now is: what will it take for Ed Gillespie to speak out against the President? The President has now twice uttered an ugly and hateful defense of the white supremacists in Charlottesville. And Gillespie has remained completely silent. If Gillespie refuses to stand up to Trump now, how can he ever be expected to stand up for Virginians as their governor?

    “Ed Gillespie’s refusal to condemn Donald Trump’s reaction at any point to the tragedies in Charlottesville is a moral outrage and an act of political cowardice,” said DPVA spokesperson Kevin Donohoe. “Gillespie must decide whose side he is on: Donald Trump’s or the people of Virginia. What is it going to take for Gillespie to finally denounce Donald Trump? How low will the President have to go to get Ed Gillespie to break with him?”