Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania
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Congressman Evans Statement on Charlottesville, Virginia

August 13, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after the heinous events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend:

"This afternoon white supremacists and neo-nazis assembled in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the city's decision to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee. While the First Amendment protects our free speech, it doesn't protect the right to terrorize. I condemn the actions that took place today in Charlottesville and I expect a stronger statement from President Trump in the coming hours."

Congressman Evans said, "Our country has no time for hatred, bigotry, or racism of any kind. During the events that took place today, a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quote comes to mind: "There comes a time when silence is betrayal."'




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