Cruz calls for Justice Department investigation into Charlottesville violence

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 13, 2017

The FBI and federal prosecutors said they've began a civil rights investigation after a auto crashed into a crowd Saturday in Charlottesville.

The woman was run over when a auto rammed a vehicle of predominantly anti-supremacist protesters; driver James Alex Fields, in custody and charged with murder. "U.S. Attorney Rick Mountcastle has commenced a federal investigation and will have the full support of the Department of Justice", Sessions' statement read, concluding, "Justice will prevail". Of course, counter protesters arrived.

Like other politicians, he noted the First Amendment protects the right to free speech but he also stressed at the same time that "violence, brutality and murder" have no place.

"The Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists are repulsive and evil, and all of us have a moral obligation to speak out against the lies, bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred that they propagate", Cruz's statement said. Having watched the horrifying video of the vehicle deliberately crashing into a crowd of protesters, I urge the Department of Justice to immediately investigate and prosecute this grotesque act of domestic terrorism.

"When such actions arise from racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and can not be tolerated", Sessions said in a press statement.

On Saturday hundreds of people threw punches and unleashed chemical sprays as part of the violence.

Charlottesville, Virginia got a lot of media attention today-attention they didn't want as white nationalists descended into the city to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statute. "America is far better than this".

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