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WV political leaders' statements on #Charlottesville

At least one person died and 19 were injured when a car crashed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday afternoon. The scene was a rally of white nationalists and neo-Nazis. Virginia's governor declared a state of emergency.


  1. Several of West Virginia's elected leaders in Congress issued statements condemning the hatred and racism apparent in what took place in Charlottesville.
  2. Governor Jim Justice also described today's events as heartbreaking, and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said hate and bigotry must be rejected.
  3. Some West Virginia legislators also commented via social media.
  4. More about the clashes in Charlottesville here:
  5. Vigils were scheduled in Charleston and Morgantown.