All eyes are turned on Charlottesville, Va. as the city has come to resemble something of a battleground following the turmoil and upheaval in the last couple of days that escalated into a violent clash between white supremacists and opposing protesters.
The last straw, however, was drawn when a man drove his car into the demonstrators, killing one, and injuring 19 others. Top political leaders have addressed the issue, including President Trump, who condemned the “egregious” display of bigotry and intolerance between the rival factions.
Arizona Senator John McCain has been the latest in a long line of prominent figures who offered their fair share of opinion Saturday about the inconceivable atrocities that occurred in and around the city of Charlottesville.
The senior GOP lawmaker issued the following official statement about the hostile white supremacist rally in the city:
“Our Founders fought a revolution for the idea that all men are created equal. The heirs of that revolution fought a Civil War to save our nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to that revolutionary proposition.
“Nothing less is at stake on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, where a violent attack has taken at least one American life and injured many others in a confrontation between our better angels and our worst demons.
“White supremacists and neo-Nazis are, by definition, opposed to American patriotism and the ideals that define us as a people and make our nation special.
“As we mourn the tragedy that has occurred in Charlottesville, American patriots of all colors and creeds must come together to defy those who raise the flag of hatred and bigotry,” McCain finished his statement.
JUST IN: Sen. John McCain on Charlottesville attack: “White supremacists and neo-Nazis are, by definition, opposed to American patriotism” pic.twitter.com/I8XpsvWq2x
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 12, 2017
What do you think about this? Share this on Facebook and Twitter along with your comments!