STATEMENT: Chairman DiGiorgio on Hate Groups in Wake of Charlottesville

HARRISBURG — In the wake of continuing national discussions surrounding the tragic events in Charlottesville, Chairman Val DiGiorgio issued the following statement:

“The repugnant hatred spewed last Saturday in Charlottesville by white supremacists has absolutely no place in our country — it is beyond disturbing and un-American. Bigotry — whether religious or racial — is vile. Let me be very clear: anyone who promotes bigotry is not welcome in the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, and we disavow them in the strongest terms. We do not want or need their support and the cowards that perpetrate violence should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. It is time for Americans of all backgrounds, races, and creeds to unite as one nation.”