No member of President Trump's cabinet has offered any public criticism of the President over his embrace of white supremacists. He says, "less than kind behavior was met by people taking the high road".
USA Today notes McConnell failed to mention President Trump by name in his apparent condemnation of the president's comments on Charlottesville. John McCain, Sen. Lindsey Graham and House Speaker Paul Ryan have criticized Trump's belated and weak reaction to the Charlottesville violence and his failure to put blame squarely on the white nationalists.
The president also led McConnell in who voters believed was more trustworthy, with 55 percent saying Trump and 14 percent choosing McConnell.
But here in the state capitol, it was Republicans who seemed most troubled Wednesday in the wake of the widespread denunciations of Trump's comments.
"Both of them", she said.
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Some of them didn't want to comment on the controversy publicly but privately asked how much damage Trump is doing to their party.
The San Francisco Democrat also raised concerns about a planned rally at a federal park in her home city being organized by Trump supporters. Most are likely to notice that Trump's diatribes against McConnell followed the Kentucky Republican's own August 8 remarks aimed at the president's "excessive expectations". Duke is a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Not all of those people were white supremacists, by any stretch.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao stood shoulder-to-shoulder Tuesday with President Donald Trump, the same man who railed against her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, last week and demanded that the lawmaker "get back to work" on health care.
McConnell released a statement Wednesday morning ahead of a rally in Lexington similar to the one that turned violent in Charlottesville over the weekend. "Their messages of hate and bigotry are not welcome in Kentucky and should not be welcome anywhere in America", McConnell said in his statement.
Heimbach has not said when a protest in Lexington might take place. But he also said: "You also had people that were very fine people, on both sides". In a speech last week to a Rotary Club in northern Kentucky, Mr. McConnell said the president had shown "excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process".
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