Inslee statement on violence in Charlottesville, Va.

August 12, 2017

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"No American can ignore the disgusting hate and violence we’ve seen in Charlottesville over the last two days.

"Trudi and I hold the victims of today’s attack in our thoughts, and we know that all Washingtonians who believe in freedom, peace, and justice for all will do the same.

"It is on all of us, from me, to you, and all the way to the President, to denounce and decry the horror we’ve seen today in Virginia.

"But speaking out against this hate is not enough. Our actions as a nation in response to racist, nationalist bigotry will speak louder.

"We can not let anyone stoke racism for political gain. We can’t ignore an attack on our people. And we will not tolerate hate in any form, anywhere, in the United States of America."

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Tara Lee
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office
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