The Department of Justice and the FBI Richmond division have opened an investigation into “circumstances of the deadly vehicular incident” in Charlottesville.
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) August 13, 2017
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) August 13, 2017
“The Richmond FBI Field Office, the Civil Rights Division, and the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia have opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances of the deadly vehicular incident that occurred earlier Saturday morning. The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence, and as this is an ongoing investigation we are not able to comment further at this time.
FBI Richmond Division
Public Affairs Specialist
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is calling for the Department of Justice to investigate the deadly Charlottesville car crash. In a Facebook post published Saturday evening, Cruz said “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 was certainly correct in calling for an investigation into white supremacists, but wrongly ignored Antifa’s role in Saturday’s violence and in countless other instances. It’s time for the federal government to follow New Jersey’s lead in labeling Antifa a domestic terrorist organization.
Per Senator Cruz’s Facebook post:
It’s tragic and heartbreaking to see hatred and racism once again mar our great Nation with bloodshed. Heidi’s and my prayers are with the loved ones of those killed and injured in the ongoing violence in Charlottesville. The First Amendment protects the rights of all Americans to speak their minds peaceably, but violence, brutality, and murder have no place in a civilized society.
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. Having watched the horrifying video of the car deliberately crashing into a crowd of protesters, I urge the Department of Justice to immediately investigate and prosecute this grotesque act of domestic terrorism.
These bigots want to tear our country apart, but they will fail. America is far better than this. Our Nation was built on fundamental truths, none more central than the proposition “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”.
One person is dead and 26 injured after 20-year old suspect, James Alex Fields of Ohio, rammed his car into a group of Charlottesville protesters.
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