CHANTILLY, Va.: Today, Delegate John Bell’s campaign for reelection to the Virginia House of Delegates released the following statements following President Donald Trump’s comments on the violence in Charlottesville on August 12 and 13:
“Virginia and America don’t have room for hate. I fully denounce Trump’s continued acrimonious comments after the terrible events in Charlottesville last weekend,” said Delegate John J. Bell (D – Loudoun). “Our elected leaders must represent ALL people, and to do so we must call out white-supremacy, neo-Nazism, and acts of terrorism for what they are.”
“Subba Kolla nominated President Donald Trump for Virginia at the Republican National Convention, and even says that he and President Trump share the same values,” said Jacqueline Hixson, spokesperson for the Bell campaign. “President Trump has continued to defend hate and violence in our communities, which tears apart our neighborhoods. Subba Kolla's silence on President Trump’s terrible and divisive comments is deafening, and shows a lack of courage and leadership needed during this critical time."
Delegate John J. Bell is a 26-year Air Force veteran serving his first term in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 87th District in Loudoun and Prince William Counties.