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Congressman and Senator react to Virginia attack

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Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman Rod Blum have reacted to to the incident in Virginia, via social media.

Congressman Blum made a post on Twitter and Facebook Sunday saying: 

This weekend's events in Charlottesville have saddened Karen, Sophie and me to our core. Violence is never the answer, and this terrorist act must be dealt with justly and swiftly.

There is no place for a cowardly act like this or racist supremacy groups in civil society. Just two months ago my colleagues were playing baseball when a would-be assassin opened fire and nearly killed my good friend Congressman Steve Scalise over political differences, and now a young peaceful protestor has lost her life. This must end, we must come together as Americans first, and forget the labels we assign ourselves over politics. My prayers go out to Heather Heyer's family, Lt. H. Jay Cullen's family and Berke M.M. Bates's family - and everyone affected by this senseless tragedy. Thank God for our Law Enforcement who are there to protect and serve all of us.

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. – Gandhi

On Saturday, Senator Grassley took to Twitter and said, "What 'WhiteNationalists' are doing in Charlottesville is homegrown terrorism that can't be tolerated anymore that what any extremists does. 

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