Posted August 20, 2018 07:07:00In the wake of the horrific violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the death of a counter-protester, it’s clear that the country is in dire need of a leader.
That’s why former President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, Mike Dubke, is calling for unity, and he’s calling on Congress to act to address the issue.
Dubke told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell in an interview that “we need to move beyond what was happening in Charlottesville.
We need to stand up for the values that are important to the American people, which are liberty, justice, and equality.”
“We’ve got to stand in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville, and we’ve got a responsibility to act on this issue,” he added.
“The time has come to stand together and do what we have to do to protect the freedoms of the people that live in our country.”
Dubke also called on Congress “to do the right thing” and make changes to the 2018 budget to prevent the budget from funding the National Guard.
“I don’t want to give up.
We have to keep doing what we’ve been doing, and do something to protect our country,” he said.
Dubik is the former chief policy advisor for the Trump administration and served in the Trump campaign from June to December of last year.
Dubk is a Republican who previously served as chief of Staff to then-President Donald Trump.
He also worked in the George W. Bush White House and served as a special assistant to Vice President Mike Pence from February to April of 2018.
Dubiks wife, Liz, served as assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor for international and economic policy in the Obama administration from January 2017 to June 2017.
Dubis comments came after Vice President Joe Biden released a statement that was critical of the Trump White House for not having “further condemned the white supremacists and neo-Nazis who were participating in the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville and the white supremacist protests that followed.”
“The White House must immediately condemn these hateful groups, not merely wait for them to get on their knees and say they’re sorry,” Biden said.
“President Trump has repeatedly called on Americans to unite against this vile, poisonous ideology, and his administration must do all it can to ensure the safety of our communities, and to protect everyone in our great country.”
Trump has said that his administration did not have a “plan B” for the violence in Charlottesville after the event, but has since called for more protests.
Dubki, however, told Mitchell that the Trump Administration is “doing everything possible” to try to get people to stop their behavior.
“There’s no question that we’re seeing this as a threat to the country, but the President is absolutely committed to making sure that we don’t allow this to happen again,” he told Mitchell.
“What the President said yesterday was not going to be enough.
We’re going to have to move forward.
The president has been very clear about this, and so is Congress.”