Blumenthal Statement on the White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement after violence erupted at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia organized by white nationalist groups:

 

“President Trump's words today were nothing more than a dog whistle to the people whose hateful ideologies spurred violence that left one dead and many more injured. Our leaders must condemn hate and bigotry in no uncertain terms, consistently, repeatedly and unequivocally. President Trump’s failure to specifically denounce the racist, bigoted, white supremacist groups who organized today’s rally speaks volumes. Hate and violence have no place in our democracy. I stand with all Americans against today's disgusting display of bigotry. That is not who we are.”