Statement by Rep. Webster on the Violence in Charlottesville

“The violence perpetrated by Nazi-sympathizers and White nationalists this weekend do not represent American or Christian ideals.  These attitudes and actions are an abhorrence that cheapen our most precious gift – life. Furthermore, they  violate Scripture and the principles our country was founded upon that ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

“My heart grieves for the men, women and children who were on the receiving end of yesterday’s hateful actions. I pray for comfort for the families that lost a loved one. I pray also for healing for our country and that each of us would seek to serve others, not ourselves. Unkindness and hatred cannot coexist with a focus on serving others.”