Senator Beach (D-Monongalia) issued the following statement today:
“The horrific scenes that occurred in Charlottesville last weekend have no place in our society. Put simply, the organizers of the ‘Unite the Right’ white nationalist march are un-American. Their belief in a superior white race goes against our ideals as Americans. I believe that all people are created equal and that the hatred and bigotry spread by the white supremacists, neo-nazis, and KKK should be opposed in the strongest terms. The moral right is to stand against their ideology of racial hatred.
The two sides to this fight are the side of racial hatred and the side against racial hatred. There is no moral equivalency. I call on all West Virginians to stand on the side against racial hatred, to stand with our neighbors of all races and religions, and to denounce the evil white supremacist groups that threaten freedom in this great country."