Other top Republicans share Romney's sentiments. House Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted his disappointment in Trump's "moral ambiguity," while Sens. Marco Rubio (FL) and Tim Scott (SC) said condemning the real culprits should have been a no brainer.
JUST IN: Mitt Romney says President Trump should apologize for his statements on Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/sRVuDfJwuP— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) August 18, 2017
Romney is no stranger to criticizing Trump's rhetoric. Before the former governor of Utah was considered for Trump's secretary of state, he gave an infamous speech during the 2016 campaign in which he defined Trump as a "phony" and a "fraud" and accused him of "playing the American public for suckers."
Mr. President,you can't allow #WhiteSupremacists to share only part of blame.They support idea which cost nation & world so much pain 5/6— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 15, 2017