“I will continue to pray for the full and quick recovery of the victims of today’s events in Virginia.
“From California to Virginia, unfettered political rhetoric is out of control and needs to stop. Not only because it is in the best interests of the constituents we represent but because it can lead to the violence we saw today.
“Make no mistake there is no excuse for the violence we saw today and the blame for this terrible event is 100 percent on the perpetrator.
“It is my hope that, as elected representatives, we can set a more civil tone as we debate our public policy differences and continue to focus our work on moving our country and state forward collaboratively.”