Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Congressman Serrano Condemns President Trump’s Statements on Charlottesville Tragedy

Aug 16, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – US Congressman José E. Serrano today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s press conference yesterday where he doubled down on his initial response to the Charlottesville tragedy.

“The President only added fuel to the fire by changing his statement on the tragedy that occurred in Charlottesville and going back to his initial response where he blamed both sides for the events that took place in Charlottesville. He continues to divide our nation by defending white supremacists, Neo-Nazis and racism in general. What happened in Charlottesville was an act of domestic terrorism and the President refuses to even acknowledge this. I condemn his statements, which give solace to those who still revel in bigotry and oppression.  Defending racism, prejudice and hatred is disgraceful. These are not the actions of a leader – let alone a President. Mr. President you are on the wrong side of history and as Commander in Chief of the United States of America I urge you to start leading all Americans, not just those who stand for division and hate,” said Congressman Serrano.

 

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Congressman José E. Serrano has represented The Bronx in Congress since 1990.  He is a Senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.