August 14, 2017

Manchin Statement on White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

“Gayle and I extend our deepest sympathies to those who lost their lives this weekend in Charlottesville. Heather Heyer died standing up against the forces of evil and hatred, and Troopers Bates and Cullen died serving the highest ideals of their community, state, and country. I condemn in the strongest possible way the hatred and bigotry carried out by white supremacists this weekend. This hateful ideology has always contradicted the very foundation our country was built on. I denounce white supremacists, the KKK, neo-nazis, their ideologies and their allies. West Virginia was founded in the fight against slavery, and I know my neighbors join me in denouncing cowardly acts meant to divide our country with bigotry and hatred.”