Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, along with Assemblyman Billy Jones, Clinton County Area 3 Legislator Mark Henry, and Plattsburgh Town Supervisor Michael Cashman, has issued the following statement regarding recent displays of racism in the North Country:

“The recent abhorrent displays of racism and hatred that have occurred in our communities have no place in the North Country or anywhere else. We fully support a thorough investigation of all of these incidents and the apprehension of the perpetrators, who deserve to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. These hateful actions do not represent our North Country communities and must be condemned. Together we must take on these hateful words and work towards preventing their occurrence in our communities for good. This is a time to come together and speak out against this type of behavior and rhetoric in order to ensure that every member of our communities feels safe here. As elected officials, we are committed to rooting out racist actions and rhetoric in our communities.”