Colorado Republican Chairman Jeff Hays made some news last month in the wake of the Charlottesville Nazi attacks by offering up the following quote:
This story flew around the Fever Swamps™ like a bad illness when it was first reported. It went along the lines of: Overly politically correct ESPN banned an announcer from a game simply because he shared a name with infamous traitor General Robert E. Lee. State Rep. Lori Saine (R-Firestone) bought it.
U.S. Sen Cory Gardner (R-CO) is taking heat from conservative talk radio hosts and listeners on Colorado talk radio, following his strong statements condemning white supremacy in light of a violent “Unite the Right” rally and counter-protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, where one counter-protestor was killed and many more were injured.
In Facebook responses to Charlottesville violence, some Colorado conservatives embrace Trump’s many sides-ism
Following last weekend’s uproar of racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists gathered for the “Unite the Right” protest against the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, President Trump first responded by condemning “many sides.” Later, after a brief change of heart, the President blamed many sides again.
In a violent display of bigotry that left one counter-protester dead and many more injured, white nationalists descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend to protest the city’s plan to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.