We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.
We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our creator. We are equal under the law and we are equal under our constitution. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America.
In time such as these, America has always shown its true character. Responding to hate with love, division with unity and violence with an unwavering resolve for justice.