Lindsey Graham told Donald Trump on Thursday that "history is watching us all" in a series of morning tweets blasting the president for his response to weekend violence in Virginia.
"Your tweet honoring Miss Heyer was very nice and appropriate".
The congressman's call to remove Mr. Trump from office comes after the president blamed the Charlottesville disruption on "both sides"- both the white supremacists leading the "Unite the Right" rally, and their counter-protesters, who Mr. Trump labeled the "alt-left". "[Heather] Heyer", referring to the young woman killed in a auto attack by a Nazi sympathizer. For the sake of our Nation - as our President - please fix this.
Abraham Lincoln, the USA president who freed the slaves and defeated the southern confederacy in the 1861-1865 civil war, is a prominent Republican and one of the most revered figures in United States history. "Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the President said 'there were very fine people on both sides.' There are no good Nazis".
"If we were to pull all our troops from Afghanistan it would be a disaster for our national security interests and set the stage for another 9/11 on American soil", the South Carolina Republican said in a statement.
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The president's reference to the election invoked Graham's short-lived bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination which Trump ultimately won.
In a daybreak post on his Twitter account Thursday, Trump faulted the GOP senator for statements Graham has made about the president's stance on the violence and death of a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"Your words are dividing Americans, not healing them", Graham tweeted. "I, along with many others, do not endorse this moral equivalency".
Graham also said that many Republicans reject the idea that the party has become a "welcome mat" for David Duke, former leader of the KKK, and other white supremacists and seek to return it to the "party of Lincoln".
Heightening the controversy that has swirled over Trump's insistence that "both sides" share the blame for the violent encounter in Charlottesville, a House Democrat is calling for impeachment.