Presumptive US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has called for the United States and the United Kingdom to “stand together against hatred” and political violence in the wake of the assassination of British politician Jo Cox.
“It is critical that the United States and Britain, two of the world’s oldest and greatest democracies, stand together against hatred and violence,” Clinton said in a statement on Thursday evening.
“This is how we must honor Jo Cox — by rejecting bigotry in all its forms, and instead embracing, as she always did, everything that binds us together,” she stated.
Cox, a Member of Parliament (MP), was killed on Thursday outside a library where she regularly met constituents in Birstall in northern England.
Cox, a 41-year-old former aid worker and pro-EU campaigner known for her advocacy on behalf of Syrian refugees, had been repeatedly shot and stabbed, witnesses told local media.