Lowey Statement on Violence in Charlottesville

August 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester) issued the following statement on the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia: 

"My heart is with the victims of the Charlottesville violence and their families during this difficult time, and I condemn these acts in no uncertain terms. In the United States of America, no one should ever be killed or gravely harmed for exercising freedom of speech. Those who committed hateful violence and domestic terrorism, taking one woman's life while injuring and threatening many more, must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. It is the responsibility of all Americans, including our highest elected officials, to reject this hate that engenders fear and perpetuates violence in our communities and give it no cover through weak criticisms, false equivalencies, and complacency."