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DeLauro Statement on Graphic, Violent Image of Decapitation

October 13, 2020
Press Release

NEW HAVEN, CT Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) released the following statement on the creation and distribution of a graphic, bloody photo depicting the Wooster Square Christopher Columbus statue holding her decapitated head:

“This abhorrent photo depicts the beheading of a public official. That is an incitement to violence, and law enforcement is reviewing it. This act is part of the culture of violence being fostered by President Trump. Witness Michigan and Virginia.

“These threats and hate in all its forms should be condemned by all, regardless of political party.

“I want to thank Facebook and Twitter for their rapid removal of this photo. I hope that they respond with this speed to every violent image given oxygen on these platforms.”