The Hill reports:
A Democratic candidate for a New Jersey congressional seat is firing back at President Trump’s comments that “both sides” were to blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
Mikie Sherrill, a retired U.S. Navy helicopter pilot and former federal prosecutor, is running in the Democratic primary to unseat Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.). In a new campaign ad, she cites her grandfather’s experience fighting Nazis during World War II to push back against Trump’s controversial response.
Sherrill describes in the ad how her grandfather was shot down over France and rescued by French resistance forces, who hid him from the Nazis. “For my grandpa there was never blame on both sides,” Sherrill said. “The Nazis were in the wrong, period.”