Attorney General Jeff Sessions has spoken out about the violence that happened in Virginia this weekend. He emphasized that such acts of violence are out of step with American values.
The Hill reported:
Sessions: Charlottesville violence ‘contrary to American values’
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Saturday denounced violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., pledging support for local law enforcement.
“We stand united behind the President in condemning the violence in Charlottesville and any message of hate and intolerance,” Sessions said in a statement.
“This violence is totally contrary to American values and can never be tolerated.”
He added that the Justice Department would support local and state officers on the scene “in any way possible.”
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) confirmed Saturday night that at least three people were killed in the violent clashes.
One of the three died after a car plowed through a group of protesters.
The anti-fascist demonstrators had taken to the streets after law enforcement cleared out the white nationalist groups that planned to hold a rally in the city.
This was an awful situation no matter how you look at it. Kudos to Sessions for speaking out and reminding people of what we really stand for.