Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came out as the latest Republican to slam the president for blaming "both sides" after an alleged Nazi sympathizer reportedly drove a auto into a crowd of counter-protesters to the white nationalist rally in Virginia, killing one woman and injuring 19 people. Carson said that while the speaker has a "tough job", he would "get more respect from his constituents and from the American people if he becomes bolder in rebuking and distancing himself from the Trump administration".
Mr Signer also wants lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow communities to bar people from carrying open or concealed weapons in public events "reasonably deemed to pose a potential security threat".
In a series of tweets on Thursday morning, Trump decried the removal of Confederate statues as the country's history being "ripped apart".
President Trump's instincts aren't serving him well on this issue.
In a letter to Trump on Tuesday, a group of liberal and minority Democrats said the hate groups were empowered by Bannon and two other top aides, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka.
Members of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and pro-Confederate groups gathered in Charlottesville last Saturday to rally against that city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a downtown park.
The Twitter posts were the latest in his escalating remarks that critics contend validates white supremacist groups who led a bloody rally over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. "I would love to see my Republican colleagues speak out more boldly", he said.
Graham also said it was not appropriate for Trump to draw a moral equivalency between white nationalist protesters and counter demonstrators who were speaking out against them.
"And we need for him to be successful", he said.
IMPEACH ME? 40 percent of Americans believe President Trump should be impeached, up 10 percent from February.
Independents and Democrats, and the country overall, said they felt the President's description of blame in the events is inaccurate; Republicans said they felt it is accurate. I think there is blame on both sides. Say the revolution is coming.
Lindsey Graham, early Thursday morning after the SC senator criticized Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.
Trump had also expressed kind words for Heyer, tweeting that she was "a truly special young woman".