Pelosi Statement on Violence in Charlottesville Following White Supremacist Protests

Aug 14, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Ashley Etienne, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. –  Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement condemning violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia following protests by white supremacists:

"At least three people were killed and 20 people seriously injured in an act of terror today in Charlottesville.  The vile beliefs of the perpetrators of this violence insult our fundamental American values and must be condemned in the strongest terms.

"The President's talk of violence 'on many sides' ignores the shameful reality of white supremacism in our country today, and continues a disturbing pattern of complacency around such acts of hate.

"As we mourn the victims of this attack, we must vow to together defeat bigotry, racism and hatred, wherever we find them."

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