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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers released the following statement regarding news of a white nationalist group planning a rally in Lexington, Kentucky in opposition to removal of Confederate statues:

"America is a nation that defends peace worldwide and we should strive to live in harmony on our own soil. I condemn the hateful, divisive language and brutal actions we witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia and I extend my heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families. Democracy and diversity are part of the cornerstones of our great Nation, and bigotry and racism reverse the progress we’ve made. I pray that the violent displays in Virginia will not be repeated in Kentucky.”

— U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05)