California lawmakers reacted to the violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia with shock, sadness and condemnation Saturday.
A tweet by San Diego Congressman Scott Peters said: “These expressions of racism and hatred are neither American nor Christian and all the patriotic and devout should say so.”
In a statement, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said: “The vile beliefs of the perpetrators of this violence insult of fundamental American values and must be condemned in the strongest terms.” She said President Trump’s talk of violence “on many sides” ignores the reality of white supremacism.
A statement from Senator Dianne Feinstein read: “Violent acts of hate and bigotry have no place in America. The attacks we are witnessing in Charlottesville are completely unacceptable and must not be allowed to continue.”
In reaction to the president’s statement that the violence was on “many sides,” Los Angeles Congressman Ted Lieu tweeted that “there are ‘many sides’ to white nationalist bigotry, but only one color.