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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

McCollum Condemns Trump's Defense of Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis

August 16, 2017
Press Release

In comments on her Facebook page, Congresswoman Betty McCollum strongly condemnded President Donald Trump's defense of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and white nationalists who protested in Charlottesville, Va. on August 11 and 12:

"President Donald Trump's latest defense of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and white nationalists is disgusting. I completely reject these vile comments — and I know that all Minnesotans and Americans of good will do the same.

"To my Republican colleagues: it's time for you to join us and finally condemn President Trump's embrace of the KKK, neo-nazis, and white nationalists."

During the violence caused by the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and white nationalists, Congreswoman McCollum forcefully condemned their activities:

"The racist violence in Charlottesville is reprehensible and goes against the values we share as Americans.

"Bigotry has no place in our country — and I join tens of millions of Americans condemning these white supremacist protests."