Statement from Inslee regarding attempted attack on detention facility in Tacoma

July 14, 2019

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Gov. Jay Inslee today issued the following statement regarding an attempt by an armed individual to attack a federal detention facility in Tacoma.

"Along with many Americans, I object with every fiber of my being to Donald Trump’s inhumane treatment of immigrants in America. But if today’s attack was motivated by opposition to the federal government’s actions, it was totally unacceptable. Violence is not acceptable.

"Our democracy is strong and we are a resilient people. But it is, again, unacceptable to turn to violence. Hate crimes are on the rise, as is divisive and incendiary rhetoric.

"We must be better than that and find non-violent ways of pursuing the better world we want, as many groups are doing."

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Tara Lee
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office
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