On Sunday, August 13, 2017, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) released the following statement in response to the violence against counter-protesters at a gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia:
The hatred on display in Charlottesville, Virginia yesterday is sickening. White supremacy and Nazi sympathy have no place in America.
After the September 11 attacks, President Bush stated plainly, “you’re either with us or against us” in the fight against terror. I spent four tours in Iraq fighting terrorism, and I will fight it just as strongly here at home.
Let us be clear: this is domestic terrorism. There are not “many sides” to this violence. There are two sides. Right and wrong. Good and evil. Peace and terror.
On this Sunday, when we worship or spend time with our families and friends, let's remember the victims of yesterday’s violence, but let’s also reflect on terrorism’s political goals: to silence and subjugate through fear and intimidation. We cannot be bowed by this attack.
As we reflect, let's honor the courage and righteousness of the students and others who counter-protested to stand up for American values. Brave acts like this will keep us on a path toward equality and justice.
Because we must, and shall, overcome this together.