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Political leaders from around U.S. condemn white nationalist rally in Charlottesville
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Political leaders from around U.S. condemn white nationalist rally in Charlottesville

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“The views fueling the spectacle in Charlottesville are repugnant. Let it only serve to unite Americans against this kind of vile bigotry.” — U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R)

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love.” — Former President Barack Obama (D), quoting Nelson Mandela

“We should call evil by its name. My brother didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home. -OGH” — U.S. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah

“I am taking action to relocate the Confederate statues. We have thoroughly examined this issue and heard from many of our citizens. The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I intended to make next week.” — Lexington, Ky., Mayor Jim Gray (D)

“Mr. President — we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism.” — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.

“My heart is in Charlottesville today, and with everyone made to feel unsafe in their country. But the incitement of hatred that got us here is as real and condemnable as the white supremacists in our streets.” — Hillary Clinton (D)

“I urge the Department of Justice to immediately investigate and prosecute this grotesque act of domestic terrorism.” — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

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