Michigan Leaders, Red Wings Condemn VA White Supremacist Rally

Aug 12, 2017

Michigan leaders took to Social media to condemn a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. One person died and 19 others were injured when a person drove into a crowd of counter protesters. 

Here's a look at some of the posts from Michigan leaders regarding Saturday's rally.:

"The violence in #Charlottesville is horrifying and does not represent who we are as Americans. We stand united against racism and hatred." - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) Michigan 

"Racism & hatred displayed in Charlottesville go against our nation's values. We must stand together to condemn these hateful actions." - Sen. Gary Peters (D) Michigan 

"What is happening in #Charlottesville is most disturbing. It shames us as a nation. It needs to stop. Now. We are all watching. It threatens the very core of our country: Tolerance, acceptance, & embracing diversity. We must join together to oppose this divisiveness." - Rep. Fred Upton (R) 6th Congressional District

"The racism, bigotry and hate in Charlottesville has no place in our society. @realDonaldtrump needs to immediately & forcefully condemn it." - Rep. Dan Kildee (D) 5th Congressional District 

In an afternoon appearance, President Donald Trump issued a statement on Charlottesville.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides."

Rep. Kildee followed the appearance with a Tweet criticizing the President.

"The President of the United States just failed to condemn white supremacist violence and neo-Nazis in #Chalottesville. In 2017." - Rep. Dan Kildee (D) 5th Congressional District 

The Detroit Red Wings hockey team also issued a statement. A Michigan-based white nationalist group called the Detroit Right Wings uses the Red Wings’ logo. The organization posted on its Twitter account that members had arrived in Charlottesville. 

In response, the team issued this statement on Twitter:

Statement from Detroit Red Wings on white supremacist group using its logo at Virginia rally.