O’FALLON – U.S. Representative Mike Bost issued the following statement in the aftermath of the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia:

"Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and the KKK do not represent American values. The president needed to call out these hate groups, and I am glad he did so. I also welcome the Department of Justice opening a civil rights investigation into the car attack in Virginia last weekend. We must reject and denounce the hatred and bigotry that was on display in Charlottesville."