Response of Donald Beyer (D-Va.)


Represents Virginia's 8th Congressional District. He is serving his fifth term in the House.

The Questions

  1. Are hate crimes a problem in your state?
  2. Should Congress do something about hate crimes and white supremacist violence in your state? If so, what specifically?

The Response

"Sadly Virginia was the site of the infamous hate rally in Charlottesville two years ago, and Northern Virginia, which I represent, has also seen threats of violence directed at mosques and Jewish community centers. We have known for some time that far too many hate crimes have gone unreported by local, state, and federal law enforcement, including the murder of Heather Heyer as she protested against the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. Law enforcement at every level need to make significant improvements to reporting and coordination of the response to the rising incidence of hate crimes, and my legislation, the NO HATE Act, is a very good first step for Congress to take to help them achieve these objectives.”

  • Date Aug. 26, 2019
  • Reporter Charlotte Woods of Charlottesville Tomorrow
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