Charlottesville train crash: Critics use shocking incident to slam ‘hateful Republicans’

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
By Paul Martin

REPUBLICAN lawmakers caught up in a train crash near Charlottesville, Virginia, have been subject to criticism online despite emergency service workers still picking through the scene to treat anyone injured in the shocking incident.

Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Emergency officials raced to the scene to help after the AmTrak train, which was full of GOP officials along with their partners and children, slammed into a dump truck.

However, before the full extent of the injuries caused by the incident were known, many jumped to criticise the Republican party members caught up in the crash.

One person asked “were any of Trump’s ‘very fine people’ injured?” in an apparent reference to the President’s response to the white nationalist rally in the town in August.

After the rally, in which counter-protestor Heather Heyer was killed after being mowed down by a car, the President said: “you had people that were very fine people on both sides”.

The President and his party faced strong criticism for their response to the rally, which also left 19 people injured.

Taking to Twitter, some described today’s train crash as “poetic justice”, while another added “the symbolism of a train carrying Republican members crashing into a garbage truck in Charlottesville of all places is really really really on the nose.”

One person tweeted: “So… a train full of republicans on their way to a ‘retreat’ in Charlottesville of ALL places, the day after the mailed in State of the Union? Somewhere in this is some kind of irony…”

The train was carrying Republican lawmakers and staff to a political retreat in West Virginia when it collided with the lorry in the last half hour.

The driver of the lorry is believed to be receiving medical treatment along with at least one passenger on the train.

Another person wrote: “I know I’m supposed to send good thoughts and prayers to the GOP congress in the amtrak accident in Charlottesville today, but how ironic is it that the hateful GOP are in an accident there?

“I hope the kids on the train and the truck the driver are ok.”

Republican chairman of the House of Commerce Greg Walden shared a shocking photo of the accident.

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