Kaptur statement condemning violence against those standing up against hate in Charlottesville

August 13, 2017
Press Release
Condemns those motivated by white supremacist notions, calls violence an act of "domestic terrorism"

Toledo, OH -- Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement:

"No community should have to endure what Charlottesville has endured today. My heart breaks for the tragic loss of life and violence that occurred against those who were standing up for liberty and against hate.

"This was an act of domestic terrorism. Those who were motivated by the evil of racial or religious hatred or white supremacist notions, or whose intentions were purposefully violent should know the laws of our nation will prevail and those who brutally destroyed innocent life will face full consequences in our courts.

"Much gratitude is owed to the first-responders who were on the scene to try and maintain order in chaos. As a nation, we must intensify our resolve to fight against bigotry and hatred whenever and wherever it exists."