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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Rep. Bass Responds to White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville

August 14, 2017
Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) responded to violence incited by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Racism is alive in our country every day and more often than not, it lives in the form of “many sides.” It doesn’t matter that the President took a step back from his initial horrendous statement after racism reared its ugly head yet again over the weekend. Any statement the President makes, whether it be today, this month, or this year – any statement he makes cannot take back a campaign full of “many sides” promises and 200 days of “many sides” policies designed to subliminally embolden white supremacists like James Fields to kill people like Heather Heyer. This is the America that we must fight to leave behind.”