The Congressional Tri-Caucus Statement on the Lynching of Ahmaud Arbery
Washington, D.C. — The Chairs of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC)—also known as the Congressional Tri-Caucus, have released the following statement on the racially motivated killing of Ahmaud Arbery, who was targeted by two white men, while jogging in his neighborhood:
“On February 23, 2020, a young Ahmaud Arbery’s life was cut short because two White men were uncomfortable with an unarmed Black man jogging in the neighborhood they shared.
It is unfortunate that at a time when our communities are being devastated by COVID-19, we are also saddled with pain of modern-day lynchings,” said Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-23), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
“Were it not for the horrific video that showed two White men deliberately hunting down an unarmed Black man while he was simply out on his daily jog, there might never have been justice for the cold-blooded murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
Ahmaud’s killers must be brought to justice to send a clear signal that vigilantes and White supremacists who decide to act on nothing but their own prejudices are criminals who will be held accountable for their actions,” said Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.
“Justice can never be fully achieved because Ahmaud Arbery, a young black man with a beautiful future, should still be alive.