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Congressman Lloyd Smucker

Representing the 16th District of Pennsylvania

Smucker Statement on Planned KKK Gathering

May 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) issued the following statement after the LNP reported on a planned gathering of the Ku Klux Klan this weekend in Lancaster County:

“It is unfortunate to bring attention to such appalling behavior, but I cannot be silent while this hate is promoted in our communities. The East Coast Knights of the Ku Klux Klan’s planned event this Saturday in Lancaster County is a reminder of the perverse hate that still exists within a small group of individuals.

“Let me be clear: There is absolutely no place for the KKK, or any KKK-affiliated groups, in our communities and I condemn this group and its actions in the strongest possible terms. This group does not represent the people of Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District, nor does it represent the values that bring us together.”