SENATE DEMOCRATS COMMENT ON VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
RICHMOND -- This evening, Senate Democratic Leader Senator Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax) and Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Senator Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) released the following joint statement on behalf of the Virginian Senate Democratic Caucus regarding today's violence in Charlottesville:
"Senate Democrats are united in condemning today's apparent act of terrorism in Charlottesville. We are devastated by the news of at least one fatality as Virginians expressed their first amendment right, making their voices heard as they spoke out against racism and bigotry. Fundamentally, hate has no place in Virginia. We are praying for the victims and their families, and for the first responders who are on the scene working to keep Virginians safe."
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