WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday responded to the violence during a march by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.,
‘‘These dangerous fringe groups’’ have no place in American public life,” he said.
Pence was asked about the violent clashes when he spoke during a news conference in Cartagena, Colombia.
Republicans and Democrats have criticized President Trump’s initial remarks about the violence. Trump did not single out any group but blamed ‘‘many sides’’ for the violence.
On Sunday, Pence said: ‘‘We have no tolerance for hate and violence, white supremacists or neo-Nazis or the KKK.’’
Added Pence: ‘‘We condemn them in the strongest possible terms.’’