By Chris Coppola | The Republic
Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, in an appearance on CNN Tuesday evening, defended President Donald Trump’s contention Tuesday that many of those who opposed the white-supremacist groups staging a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday are equally to blame for the violence that erupted during the event.
Brewer, who supported Trump’s presidential run, was asked by CNN host Don Lemon whether she was ashamed by the president’s comments made at a press conference Tuesday, where he doubled down on his initial remarks suggesting that counter-protesters who stood up to the racist groups were equally responsible for the violence that unfolded.
“No. Absolutely not. I was not ashamed. I think he took the bull by the horns, he spoke from his heart,’’ she said on the nationally televised broadcast.