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Rohrabacher Condemns Charlottesville Attackers, All Political Violence

Aug 17, 2017
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WASHINGTON – Concerning the killing Saturday of a demonstrator in Charlottesville, VA, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher released the following statement:

Once again political violence has struck America on its streets, this time in a community – Charlottesville, where Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia – famous for preparing young minds for a life of enlightened citizenship.

Whereas in the recent past radical Islamic terrorists conducted multiple killing sprees on American citizens, and racist activists murdered our police officers, this time an innocent life was crushed to death, and many others injured, in the name of the Ku Klux Klan and of the neo-Nazis who fester on the sidelines of our political culture.

All sides, across the mainstream political spectrum, must condemn the savage killing in Charlottesville clearly. The previous administration could not bring itself to name Islamic terrorism for what it is. I am encouraged that President Trump today rightly singled out the perpetrators by name for condemnation.

All decent Americans condemn such murderous lowlifes as well. All decent Americans want to live their lives freely, without interruption by political fanatics, both of the left and the right, spoiling for a street fight. From time to time, history has had a way of putting Americans through such trials. History also shows that decent Americans always prevail.

Rep. Rohrabacher, who represents California’s 48th congressional district, chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.

 

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Kenneth Grubbs, 202-225-2415