'Crazy and unfortunate display of violence'

Former Governor Mike Huckabee reacts to the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Tzvi Lev ,

Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee
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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee condemned Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, where a 32 year old woman was killed when a whiite supremacist activist drove his car into a group opposing the ‘Unite the Right’ gathering in Virginia.

"What happened there is such a crazy and unfortunate display of violence, where people took their emotions and passions, and turned it into their fists," Huckabee told Fox News. "That is never a way where we will resolve our conflicts and issues."

"The person who drove the car is a murderer. That is simple murder," Huckabee continued. "There is nothing you can do besides condemn that action."

"That is not politics, that is not America. That is evil, sinful, disgusting, behavior."

20-year-old James Fields, of Ohio, was arrested after barreling his silver Dodge Charger into a group protesting the rally that was being held at a statue of Civil War general Robert E. Lee.

The "Unite the Right" event saw alt right activists and white supremacists descend onto Virginia, many of them heavily armed and bearing Nazi flags.

Two Virginia State Policemen also died when their helicopter they were in crashed while they were monitoring the rally.

Virginia State Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency, and had a sharp message for the alt-right participants. " You are not wanted in this great commonwealth. Shame on you. Go Home" he said at a press conference.

United States President Donald Trump raised hackles when he said that "We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides."

Many blasted the president for making an equivalence between the supremacists and the counter-demonstrators. "It is time to condemn racist-white supremacist neo-Nazi hatred and violence by name!" tweeted former Anti Defamation League (ADL) head Abraham Foxman.