The following may be attributed to Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH):
"The events of the last few weeks, with the murders of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, remind us that our country is still struggling with issues of racism.
Every American has a crucial role to play in fighting systemic racism and healing our communities, whether that be peacefully protesting; enforcing our laws and stopping those who only seek to destroy and harm; or simply by listening, learning, and showing empathy.
I am committed to equality and racial justice. I look forward to engaging diverse communities in the conversation. I am listening. I am learning.
And after the conversation, we must act to ensure 'liberty and justice for all.'"