Blumenauer Statement on Trump's "Many Sides" Comments regarding the Attacks in Charlottesville

August 15, 2017
Press Release

Portland, Ore. -- Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) today released the following statement after Donald Trump doubled down on his statement that "many sides" were responsible for the domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia:

“The neo-Nazis and white supremacists who were marching with torches and chanting racial and anti-Semitic slurs are solely responsible for the act of domestic terrorism in Charlottesville. There should be no question. The fact that Trump is suggesting otherwise is shameful and disgusting. If Trump refuses to make it clear that in our America, we reject hate, racism, bigotry, and violence – then we must. It is more important than ever that Oregonians and people across the nation speak up and stand together in solidarity for love, tolerance, and mutual support.”