Velazquez on Charlottesville
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding events in Charlottesville:
“When President Trump refuses to identify those responsible for the horrors in Charlottesville - namely white supremacists - he emboldens them. All of us must stand together in condemning bigotry and violence without hesitation or equivocation.
“The Charlottesville events remind us that our nation has yet a distance to travel before burying the shameful ghosts of our past and fully achieving our cherished ideals of equality and liberty for all. However, such tragedies also stiffen our resolve. I believe Americans of all backgrounds will respond by recommitting themselves to the struggle for justice.”