VA Gov. McAuliffe releases statement on 'Next steps after events in Charlottesville'

VA Gov. McAuliffe releases statement on 'Next steps after events in Charlottesville'

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT) - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has released a statement discussing the "next steps he and his administration will take" after a violent weekend in Charlottesville.

Here is the full statement:

Today, I convened an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss the next steps we, as a commonwealth, must take in order to begin the arduous process of healing our community and confronting the racism that stubbornly remains in our nation. The events of this weekend have only strengthened our resolve to combat hatred and bigotry, and I want Virginia to be a leader in the national conversation about how we move forward. I have directed my team to impanel a commission with representatives from community organizations, faith leaders, and law enforcement to make actionable recommendations for executive and legislative solutions to advance our mission of reconciliation. unity, and public safety.

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