FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 14, 2017
A Joint Statement By Elected Leaders of Delaware
We join together to denounce the intimidation and violence perpetrated by white supremacists and Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, and to make clear that such conduct will not be tolerated here in Delaware.
We come from different backgrounds, different parties, and different parts of the state. Some of our colleagues have relatives who served and died fighting the Nazis in World War II. Some of our colleagues have ancestors who were imprisoned and killed in Nazi-run concentration camps. Some of our colleagues have ancestors who were enslaved and oppressed when white supremacy was permitted by law here in the United States.
All of us, together, reject the white supremacist and Nazi views espoused last weekend in Charlottesville, and condemn the behavior and violence that accompanied it. It will not be tolerated here in Delaware. We are a state that rejects hate, discrimination, and violence.
Governor John Carney Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long Attorney General Matthew Denn State Auditor Thomas Wagner State Treasurer Kenneth Simpler Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro
President Pro Tempore David McBride, Majority Leader Margaret Rose Henry, Majority Whip Nicole Poore, Minority Leader Gary Simpson & Minority Whip Gregory Lavelle of the Delaware State Senate
Speaker of the House Peter Schwartzkopf, Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, Majority Whip John Viola, Minority Leader Daniel Short & Minority Whip Deborah Hudson of the Delaware State House of Representatives ###