Ted Cruz asks Justice Department to investigate Charlottesville crash as domestic terrorism

Washington Examiner | 8/12/2017 | Kyle Feldscher
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Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz wants the Department of Justice to investigate Saturday's attack that killed one woman in Charlottesville, Va. as an incident of domestic terrorism.

In a statement released Saturday night, Cruz called the incident "tragic and heartbreaking" and said the Justice Department must be involved immediately.

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"The Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists are repulsive and evil, and all of us have a moral obligation to speak out against the lies, bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred that they propagate," Cruz said in a statement.

"Having watched the horrifying video of the car deliberately crashing into a crowd of protesters, I urge the Department of Justice to immediately investigate and prosecute this grotesque act domestic terrorism."

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James Fields, 20 of Maumee, Ohio, is being held in a local jail on charges related to the incident. Those charges include second-degree murder.

A 32-year-old woman was killed in the crash, which took place after police broke up the white supremacist rally Saturday morning.

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