Tragedy in Charlottesville

Leaders in Colorado decry Virginia violence

Hear what local elected officials had to say

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The following are Twitter posts by some elected officials in Colorado in the wake of the Aug. 12 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one person dead and 19 injured:

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Denver)

Today's attack is not the result of "many sides"- it's an act of domestic terrorism. @POTUS should explicitly denounce white supremacy.

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-Windsor)

White supremacists are ignorant and hateful. All Americans must unite against racial intolerance and bigoted ideology.

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora)

Heartbroken to hear about loss of life in today's domestic terror attack in #Charlottesville. Evil, no matter its face, must be condemned.

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Denver)

Domestic terrorism in #Charlottesville must not go unanswered. America, we are better than this.

State Rep. Crisanta Duran (D-Denver)

Not in America. We must denounce racism, white supremacy & domestic terrorism. We are better than this. #Charlottesville #coleg #copolitics

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma)

Praying for those hurt & killed today in Charlottesville. This is nothing short of domestic terrorism & should be named as such.

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Golden)

This is outrageous. Everyone should stand up and call out this shameful racism & fight against it. #Charlottesville

State Rep. Brittany Pettersen (D-Lakewood)

This is a tragic day for America. My heart goes out to the families who lost their loved ones, and to all of the people injured by this tragic act of terrorism. There aren't many sides to blame Mr. President, there are only white supremacists to blame

State Rep. Joe Salazar (D-Thornton)

US lost nearly 500,000 to fight Nazism and hatred during WWII. We allow it to fester in US in 2017.

State Rep. Cole Wist (R-Centennial)

Standing in solidarity with @crisantaduran and my #coleg colleagues against hatred, racism and bigotry. May God heal our land. #copolitics

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