Vice President Mike Pence marked the one-year anniversary of Charlottesville by issuing a statement saying “bigotry, racism and hatred” have no place in American society.
“Our Nation was founded on the truth that All are created equal and endowed, by our Creator, with inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, ” Pence wrote echoing the Declaration of Independence.
He added: “Bigotry, racism and hatred run counter to our most cherished values and have no place in American society. We condemn racism and violence in the strongest possible terms.”
Pence then concluded his statement by saying that he and his wife, Karen, will “pray for the victims.”
My statement on one year since Charlottesville. pic.twitter.com/Yi5NMlIXZW
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) August 11, 2018
Earlier today, President Donald Trump also tweeted a statement on Charlottesville, writing: “The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!”
The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2018
Trump famously said post-Charlottesville that there was violence “on many sides.”
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