|Rep. Bill Huizenga|
By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)
Congressman Bill Huizenga was late to get on board the "Trump Train," refusing to endorse the Republican nominee until October. Once he was on board though, Huizenga was widely praised for his enthusiasm and support, appearing at multiple Trump/Pence rallies and doing dozens of media appearances defending Trump.
After President Trump took office, he even signed one of Huizenga's bills.
In the last couple of weeks though, Huizenga has turned against President Trump, trashing him over his speaking style, as well as Charlottesville.
Speaking to the Grand Haven Chamber Of Commerce, Huizenga said Trump needs to change his tone.
According to the Grand Haven Tribune:
"Huizenga said he doesn’t like the tone President Donald Trump takes at times and sees it as “unhelpful.” He said it’s “New Jersey-New York moxie” that comes out, and that doesn’t fit with West Michigan residents."
However, it was a Facebook statement posted Tuesday night that was particularly disappointing.
"Today, President Trump had the opportunity to clearly refute the ideology spread by groups such as the KKK and White Supremacists and failed to do so. This shouldn't be a tough decision. If an ideology promotes hate and targets individuals because of their race, religion, or gender it should be refuted.
Congressman Huizenga must have missed President Trump repeatedly refute the hate groups from the rally...
"Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans," Trump said. "We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are equal under the law. And we are equal under our Constitution. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America."
Denouncing hate groups is nothing new for the President, he has done it repeatedly over the years.