House Dems Condemn White Supremacist Demonstration in Charlottesville

RICHMOND, Va. – House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring today issued the following joint statement condemning last night’s gathering of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville: 

“We unequivocally condemn the white supremacists and neo-Nazis who once again gathered last night in Charlottesville. These people are despicable and disgraceful, and we do not have room for them in Charlottesville or in the Commonwealth. We will neither defend them as ‘very fine people’ nor use language such as ‘both sides’ that suggests a moral equivalence. Politicians like Donald Trump who have failed to call a spade a spade have only further empowered and invigorated these neo-Nazis, and leaders who could not find the courage to call out Trump for his role in perpetuating this hate are just as culpable. On behalf of our caucus, we have one simple and resounding message for the white supremacists: you will not win.”