While the nation comes to terms with the horrific events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, Europe has once again come under terrorist attack. Spainin more than a decade after two vehicular attacks claimed the lives of 14 innocent civilians and injured at least 100.
The attacks came as President Donald Trump continued to receive widespread backlash fromafter his stunning press conference at Trump Tower on Tuesday, where he reverted to his original statement on the events of Charlottesville. The president attributed blame to both sides for the clashes between white supremacists and counter protesters that left one dead. Several top Republicans as well as corporate leaders have begun to distance themselves from the embattled president, while Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker to lead the country. And to top off a hectic week, controversial White House Chief Strategist after weeks of speculation about his fate.
This Sunday on "Face the Nation," we'll hear from Sen. Tim Scott (R- SC) about the fallout within the president's own party. Scott, the Senate's only Black Republican, has called Trump's comments "indefensible" and said his "moral authority is compromised." Will Republicans be able to push through their agenda with a president who is broadly criticized for failing to condemn the actions of neo-Nazis?
We'll also hear from 2016 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine (D- VA). While the president took to twitter to denounce calls to remove statues honoring Confederate Leaders, Kaine announced Friday that he's joining the push to remove such statues from the Capitol. As the former governor of the state of Virginia and former mayor of Richmond – the capitol of the Confederacy – what's made him decide now is the time?
For a deeper analysis on the events of Charlottesville and the uptick of white supremacist groups in the country we'll talk to the President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Sherrilyn Ifill. She will be joined by Christian Picciolini – a former white supremacist who renounced his beliefs and founded the nonprofit "Life After Hate." Also joining the discussion will be Vice News Tonight Correspondent Elle Reeve who embedded with the white supremacist marchers as they descended on Charlottesville last weekend.
And as always, we'll have plenty of analysis from our politics panel: Washington Bureau Chief for the Associated Press Julie Pace, Slate's Chief Political Correspondent & CBS News Political Analyst Jamelle Bouie, The Atlantic's editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg, and the executive editor of the National Review and Slate columnist Reihan Salam.
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