As Senator Mark Warner visited Catawba to discuss the 2018 farm bill, he also talked about how to move forward from the violence in Charlottesville.
Warner said he believes everyone can do his or her part to help tone things down. One thing he’s calling on people to do is put country before party. He urged people to support candidates not just based on party and be open to voting for candidates from the opposing side.
Warner also said he believes people and politicians need to be able to disagree without name-calling.
The senator added that members of Congress need to do a better job of working together and passing bipartisan legislation so more people feel like their government is working for them.
“The more we can show that our democratic system can still function and provide results, I think that will tamp down this kind of underbelly current of hatred,” Warner said.
Sen. Warner called Saturday’s car attack on the counter-protesters “domestic terrorism.” Warner said he is frustrated with President Donald Trump for waiting until Monday to call out the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists by name.