Local reaction to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

President Donald Trump is getting some backlash for his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Both Republicans and Democrats criticized Trump for not singling out white supremacists in his comments. 

Many say he did not come out strong enough.

Saturday's chaos erupted as neo-Nazis, skinheads, Ku Klux Klan members and other white supremacist groups arrived for the rally. Counter-protesters were also on hand, and the two sides clashed, with people throwing punches, hurling water bottles and unleashing chemical sprays.

Some came prepared for a fight, with body armor and helmets. Videos that ricocheted around the world on social media showed people beating each other with sticks and shields.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced late Saturday that federal authorities would pursue a civil rights investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The violence and deaths in Charlottesville "strike at the heart of American law and justice," Sessions wrote. "When such actions arise from racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and cannot be tolerated."

Joining us to talk more about the President's response is Travis County GOP chairman Matt Mackowiak. 

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