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Wenstrup Statement on Charlottesville

Washington, August 16, 2017 Contact: Hailey Sadler (2022253164)

“I'm as outraged today as I was yesterday, and the days before that. As I made clear this weekend and will continue to do so, white nationalists, Neo-Nazis or any brand of hatred and bigotry, should be universally condemned along with their acts of violence.”

“The terror in Charlottesville was, without a doubt, carried out by white supremacists. I stand with Ohio's Second District, and the country, in condemning them in every way.

The notion of one race or religion being superior to another is both appalling and disgusting.

We fought it over 70 years ago, and we must win this war again.

I have always taken to heart the tolerance of Ralph W. Emerson, when he said, "In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him."

We must live our lives with open minds and open hearts.”