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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Shea-Porter Statement on White Nationalist Violence in Charlottesville, VA

August 12, 2017
Press Release

ROCHESTER, NH— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding white nationalist violence in Charlottesville:


"White nationalism is dangerous, despicable and has no place in our country. We must all strongly and specifically denounce today's racist, un-American violence in Charlottesville. There are not many sides to this story. This is clear evil.


"The cowards who are waving Nazi flags in Virginia today are free thanks to my parents' generation of Nazi fighters. During World War II my dad's ship was hit by Nazis. Two hundred American sailors died, but he fought on. My uncle flew daylight bombing missions over Germany. My mom worked in a shipyard. Today I can speak out against fascism because they and their generation were heroes who saved us from Nazis."