Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appeared to disagree with President Trump placing the blame of the horrific attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, on both sides of the protest.
The Senator posted a series of tweets on his official social media account decrying the white supremacist protesters in a way many demanded of the president.
The organizers of events which inspired & led to #charlottesvilleterroristattack are 100% to blame for a number of reasons. 1/6— Marco Rubio (@Marco Rubio)1502833703.0
"The organizers of events which inspired [and] led to [the Charlottesville terrorist attack] are 100% to blame for a number of reasons," he began.
"They are adherents of an evil ideology which argues certain people are inferior because of race, ethnicity or nation of origin," he added.
"When entire movement built on anger [and] hatred towards people different than you,it justifies [and] ultimately leads to violence against them," he continued.
"These groups today use SAME symbols [and] same arguments of #Nazi & #KKK, groups responsible for some of worst crimes against humanity ever," he tweeted.
Mr. President,you can't allow #WhiteSupremacists to share only part of blame.They support idea which cost nation & world so much pain 5/6
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 15, 2017
"Mr. President, you can't allow [white supremacists] to share only part of blame," he continued. "They support [an] idea which cost nation [and] world so much pain."
"The [white supremacy] groups will see being assigned only 50% of blame as a win," he concluded. "We can not allow this old evil to be resurrected."
Trump's non-committal answers to questions posed to him by the media Tuesday were denounced by those on the left and some on the right. He appeared to double down on an earlier statement blaming both sides for the violence, and contradicting a second statement where he squarely rejected the white nationalist groups that allegedly inspired the violence.