In the wake of the white nationalist and supremacy rally-turned-riot in Charlottesville, VA, members of the military community have been active in issuing statements on social media denouncing hate and white supremacy in the United States.
We’ve compiled some of the most compelling statements made through Twitter, although this list is not all-inclusive and is restricted to those who use the platform.
Adm. John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations
— Adm. John Richardson (@CNORichardson) August 13, 2017
Gen. Mark Milley, Chief of Staff for the US Army
The Army doesn’t tolerate racism, extremism, or hatred in our ranks. It’s against our Values and everything we’ve stood for since 1775.
— GEN Mark A. Milley (@ArmyChiefStaff) August 16, 2017
Gen. David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force
— Gen. Dave Goldfein (@GenDaveGoldfein) August 16, 2017
Gen. Robert Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps
No place for racial hatred or extremism in @USMC. Our core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment frame the way Marines live and act.
— Robert B. Neller (@GenRobertNeller) August 15, 2017
John McCain, Senator from Arizona, POW, Retired (Navy)
There’s no moral equivalency between racists & Americans standing up to defy hate& bigotry. The President of the United States should say so
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 16, 2017
Ted Lieu, Representative from California, Veteran (Air Force) and current
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 12, 2017
Tulsi Gabbard, Representative from Hawaii, Army National Guard
I call on all Americans to reject & denounce racist demonstrations in #Charlottesviille by KKK, Neo-Nazis, etc. We need aloha/love for all
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) August 12, 2017
Jim Banks, Representative from Indiana, Navy Reserve
All are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. We must reject white supremacy.
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) August 15, 2017
Jack Bergman, Representative from Michigan, Retired (Marine Corps Reserve)
These bigoted acts should be condemned and denounced by all Americans! pic.twitter.com/LWxAreFInj
— Rep. Jack Bergman (@RepJackBergman) August 13, 2017
Salud Carbajal, Representative from California, Veteran (Marine Corps)
Horrified by acts of racism & violence in #Charlottesville. White supremacy has no place in this nation strengthened by our diversity.
— Rep. Salud Carbajal (@RepCarbajal) August 12, 2017
Tammy Duckworth, Senator from Illinois, Veteran (National Guard)
You cannot call yourself a patriot and be a racist, neo-Nazi white nationalist at the same time
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) August 16, 2017
Joni Ernst, Senator from Iowa, Retired (National Guard)
We are one nation, under God, and indivisible. We cannot stand for this terrorism. (2/2) https://t.co/kCm6xs7Ln9
— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) August 12, 2017
By J.G. Noll