LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The looming threat of a white nationalist rally in Lexington, Kentucky led Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to publicly condemn hate groups.
His office released this statement Wednesday morning:
It comes after the group connected to Saturday's rally in Charlottesville that turned deadly, said they planned to come to Lexington.
They're upset with Mayor Jim Gray's plan to relocate two confederate statues.
Lexington Police said they consulted with Kentucky State Police and the Louisville Metro Police Department, and have agreed to work together should a rally happen.
On Saturday, McConnell also condemned the violence and hatred in Charlottesville.