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GOP, Dems Slam Va. Violence on Twitter: 'We Will Not Step Backward'

By    |   Saturday, 12 Aug 2017 05:47 PM

Republicans and Democrats alike condemned Saturday's violence in Charlottesville — causing one death and 34 injuries in two big clashes — with former President Bill Clinton saying that "even as we protect free speech and assembly, we must condemn hatred, violence and white supremacy."

Clinton took to Twitter:

In a series of posts, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, said that "now is the time for leaders to be strong in their words and deliberate in their actions."

"My heart is in Charlottesville today, and with everyone made to feel unsafe in their country," she said. "But the incitement of hatred that got us here is as real and condemnable as the white supremacists in our streets.

"Every minute we allow this to persist through tacit encouragement or inaction is a disgrace and corrosive to our values.

"Now is the time for leaders to be strong in their words and deliberate in their actions," Clinton said. "We will not step backward.

"If this is not who we are as Americans, let's prove it."

Republican Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate, said that "the white supremacists and their bigotry do not represent our great country.

"All Americans should condemn this vile hatred," he said on Twitter.

Here are some other tweets:

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