Well, you knew this was coming.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Friday blamed rhetoric from President Trump and his supporters for the mass shooting in New Zealand that took the lives of 49 people.
“Words do have consequences, and we know that at the very pinnacle of power in our own country, people are talking about ‘good people on both sides,’” Blumenthal, D-Conn., said on CNN.
Blumenthal indicated he was talking about Trump’s comment after a violent rally in Virginia that included the white supremacist group Unite the Right, after which Trump said “both sides” shared the blame. But he also said he was talking about Trump’s supporters.
“I think it’s more than the president, it’s the people who enable him, and who fail to stand up to him and speak out,” he said.
“I think that the public discourse from the president on down is a factor in some of these actions,” Blumenthal concluded.