President Trump Doubled Down On Blaming Both Sides For Violence In Charlottesville — Again
Trump's remarks come just a day after he met with Sen. Tim Scott, the Senate's only black Republican, to discuss race in the wake of Charlottesville. Scott on Thursday said it's "unrealistic" to expect Trump to have an immediate "epiphany" on the issue.
Tim Scott Won't Comment On The Justice Department's Not Bringing Federal Charges In Louisiana
The Republican senator, an often outspoken voice on issues of police violence and racial disparities, called the situation a "rough" one but wouldn't say if he thought the Justice Department's decision was the right one. An aide did not respond to further queries.
As Many Republicans Avoid Testy Town Halls, Mark Sanford Hosts A Marathon Event With Protesters
South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford held a nearly four-hour town hall on Saturday that he organized with Indivisible, a group dedicated to resisting Trump’s agenda and holding members of Congress’ feet to the fire. “They're down to watch me blow up," Sanford said.
Tim Scott Refuses To Answer Questions About Endorsing Lindsey Graham For Re-Election
"I certainly will work really hard for Tim Scott," Scott said. When asked by CNN's Van Jones multiple times if he would endorse fellow South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham for re-election, the appointed senator talked instead about his own bid for Senate.