Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Yoho statement on the murder of George Floyd

Jun 2, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the follwoing statement:

“The murder of George Floyd is an abhorrent tragedy that should never have happened, and we must ensure it never happens again. The individuals responsible for this heinous crime must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

“I support all who exercise their constitutional right to peacefully assemble to honor the memory of George Floyd and appeal for justice. However, it is morally unacceptable that individuals are using this heartbreaking event to incite more violence and destruction in our communities. Their actions are inexcusable, counterproductive and only aim to sow the seeds of chaos.

“I applaud our law enforcement community and the National Guard who are serving to protect peaceful protesters from those who wish only to destroy. The vast majority of law enforcement officers are respectable individuals who chose their occupation for one primary reason – to serve their community.

“I join all those who are asking for an end to this violence so our country can come together, address the issues behind this tragedy, and make the systemic change needed to ensure this never happens again.”