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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Condemns President Trump's Latest Comments on Charlottesville

August 15, 2017
Press Release

Youngstown, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement condemning the President Trumps latest comments on Charlottesville

“I watched with disgust, though sadly, hardly surprise, as the President of the United States doubled down on his earlier failure to fully condemn the forces of racism and hate that instigated the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. We lost two brave State Troopers in an accident while in the line of duty. During an act of terror, an innocent woman, Heather Heyer, was murdered and dozens of others were injured for speaking out against racism and bigotry by groups that the President only reluctantly has named. In the face of such evil, we cannot be reluctant in the defense of our fellow citizens who, as a result of this weekend’s events could be left feeling less safe, less welcome, in their own country. That makes me sick. Neo-Nazis, racists, anti-Semites, the KKK, and other white supremacist groups have no place in American society. Each of us has a duty to speak out against this hateful ideology. President Trump has failed in this regard in a spectacular manner over the last couple days leading up to today’s horrendous press conference in Trump Tower. America deserves better,” said Congressman Ryan.