Fox News host Megyn Kelly said the Republican Party must condemn white supremacy in its platform and in its policies.
Kelly said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remarks this weekend that “some people are going to be sorry” for the murder of Heather Heyer and others protesting his rally at the Charlottesville city park were unacceptable.
“If the Republican party really wants to come together, it has to come to the table and say, ‘No, this is not okay,'” Kelly said.
“And if they don’t do that, then we will have a president that will be very angry, will be unhinged and will be in a very bad position.”
Kelly added that Trump’s statements “did not make any sense.”
Kelly, who hosted the Fox News program “The Kelly File” from June to August, also said that the Democratic Party should be ashamed of its “continuing silence on this issue.”
She said it’s not just the white supremacists who are at fault.
“It’s the Democrats that are silent,” she said.
Kelly’s comments came after a series of deadly incidents at rallies by white nationalists and other far-right extremists.
At the end of June, an Oklahoma man killed five people and injured five others in a violent rally in the state capital, Oklahoma City.
In July, a man from Kentucky killed a police officer and wounded three officers and a bystander outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Lexington, Kentucky.
On Saturday, two days after Heyer was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, an anti-fascist group called “Unite the Right” held a rally in downtown Charlottesville.
A white nationalist drove his car into a crowd, killing a 32-year-old woman, and injuring others.
In response to the violence, the Democratic National Committee condemned white supremacists and white supremacists in a statement.
“Our hearts go out to the victims and their families in Charlottesville today, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families,” the statement read.
“As a nation, we must all come together and unequivocally condemn white supremacist violence.
We must all stand together and work together to prevent a recurrence of these events in the future.”
Kelly also slammed the Democratic party, saying that it “has no real sense of decency” for Democrats to continue to distance themselves from white supremacists.
“They’re just doing it as a political game to distract from Trump and to distract their base,” she told Kelly.
“So, they don, at least, have the decency of being like, ‘Oh, yeah, we hate white supremacists.’
So, we are still going to talk about them.
But we are going [to] talk about these other people who are not as hateful.”