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Perry offers Additional Comments on Charlottesville

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Washington, August 16, 2017 | comments
In the wake of the continuing national discussions surrounding the events in Charlottesville, Congressman Perry offered additional comments:

“The White Supremacist groups who went to Charlottesville did so prepared for a fight, and they’re absolutely accountable for the violence and loss of life there. I have a visceral disdain for the goals/actions of White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis - as I do for all hate groups. It's a sad day, indeed, when we must all, once again, condemn the rhetoric and ideology of hatred - which, frankly, should go without saying.

The event in Charlottesville didn’t happen in a vacuum, and isn't the first type of incendiary riot rooted in hatred that we’ve seen recently - which, in and of itself, should be alarming to all Americans.

We can’t let our national discourse fall into the trap of picking and choosing sides to blame. We need to choose rational discourse, debate, agree to disagree, defend the First Amendment and compromise for the good of our Country. White supremacists, anti-fascists and other extremist groups are becoming increasingly active and attempting to hijack our democracy. The cowards who perpetrate such acts of violence must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and we must be united against bigotry and hatred - in ALL forms and guises.”
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