GOP House hopefull Stacey Dash was asked to weigh in on President Donald Trump’s remarks about the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last summer. And her response likely raised not just MSNBC host Ari Melber’s eyebrows, but those at-home viewers, too.
In August, Trump said there was “blame on both sides” of the rally which saw white nationalists protest the removal of a Confederate statue, which was backed by counterprotesters.
“I think he’s absolutely right,” Dash says on “The Beat with Ari Melber” Thursday, March 8. “There were two extreme sides. And here’s what it boils down to. Our right. They had a right to assemble. Both sides had a right but there were two extremes.”
After Dash mentioned how important it is that white supremacists and counterprotesters “listen to each other,” Melber asked about the “hate that would be equivalent to that on the other side?”
The “Dash to D.C”. runner said “there should be no hate at all” and explained the president wasn’t siding with the white supremacists. Then, when asked if she supported Trump’s statement that there were good people on both sides of the violence, Dash remained neutral.
“I’m not here to judge,” she says. “The only one who can judge is God. Do I know every person in the Neo-Nazi party, if they have a Good heart or not? No, I don’t. Do I know every person in a gang, if they have a good heart or not? No, I don’t. Do I know every heart of a man in prison, if he has a good heart or not? No, I don’t. I’m not here to judge.”