Politics Ted Cruz: DOJ Must ‘Prosecute Today’s Grotesque Act of Domestic Terrorism’

06:00  13 august  2017
06:00  13 august  2017 Source:   Mediaite

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  Ted Cruz: DOJ Must ‘Prosecute Today’s Grotesque Act of Domestic Terrorism’ © Provided by Mediaite, LLC

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took a hard stance against the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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On Facebook, he said it’s” tragic and heartbreaking to see hatred and racism once again mar our great Nation with bloodshed.”

“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,” he stated.

He went on to address the driver that hit a crowd, leaving one dead.

“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,” he said.

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Cruz concluded his post by saying the following:

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.”

He reiterated parts of his Facebook post on Twitter.

James Alex Fields Jr. was identified as the driver of that car.

Bucks' Brogdon: White supremacy in America is 'domestic terrorism' .
Having spent years living in Charlottesville, Va., Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon is well positioned to weigh in on the recent events."To see this happen in a place that I call home is sort of jarring for me," Brogdon told Sports Illustrated. "But if I were to be honest, the level of hate and blatant racism that still dominates the minds of so many Americans today - it's not shocking to me. I think at the end of the day, you have to call it what it is: I think it is white supremacy and I think it's domestic terrorism.

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