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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham to Garrett: Don’t Single out Louisiana for Charlottesville Violence

August 14, 2017
In The News

Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham took “affront” to Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett bringing up Louisiana when assigning blame for the weekend’s white supremacist march that ended in violence and killed three people.

In an interview with Fox News, Garrett blamed outsiders for the demonstration and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying the march was made up of “people from Arkansas, Colorado, and Louisiana, and New York who all came to a bucolic town where Thomas Jefferson sat when he wrote the words ‘All men are created equal,’” plus “a small handful of local radical lunatics.”

Garrett has been criticized for meeting with march organizer and white supremacist Jason Kessler and posing for a photo. In his interview on Sunday, Garrett denounced Kessler and said he regretted meeting with him.

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