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Virginia Elected Officials React to White Supremacy-Fueled Buffalo Shootings; Republicans Almost Completely Silent

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See below for reactions from Virginia elected officials to the horrific, white-supremacist-motivated shootings in Buffalo, New York. Note that you won’t see many Republican reactions, because it’s been pretty much “crickets” from them (surprise surprise, huh?), other than a very weak statement by Glenn Youngkin, which wasn’t even pushed out on his social media feeds. Also note that far-right Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Albany, NY), who has pushed out white “replacement theory” rhetoric, has actually *endorsed* two Republican candidates for Congress from Virginia (Jen Kiggans in VA02, Jeanine Lawson in VA10), and that neither of those candidates has said a word about either the Buffalo shootings or the Stefanik endorsements. Very telling, eh?

“My heart breaks for those who lost a loved one in this horrific act of evil. Hate has no place in our nation, and we must be loud and clear in confronting it. It’s long past time to pass commonsense reforms to make our communities safer.” – Sen. @timkaine https://t.co/znaW1glBTT pic.twitter.com/UhlEYEomC6

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