Gov. Malloy Statement on This Weekend's Events in Charlottesville(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement regarding this weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia:
“As an American, I am disgusted by the violence incited and perpetrated in Charlottesville. The hatred and xenophobia of white nationalists is sickening, and the loss of a life is beyond tragic.
“What’s also tragic and unacceptable is the silent complicity from the highest office in our land. This horror is not being wrought from ‘many sides,’ as the President says. It is coming from one side, and the President has never unequivocally denounced that side throughout his campaign or presidency. Instead, he has incited violence in his speeches, sought to divide people, diminished the rights of minority groups, and instigated fear.
“Compassionate, sensible individuals cannot remain silent in these moments. We must combat this hatred in every form.”