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NNEDV calls on the White House to condemn the violence allegedly perpetrated by Rob Porter, former WH aide

February 8, 2018

Domestic violence is a severe and often life-threatening crime that must be taken seriously. This week, former White House aide Rob Porter’s two ex-wives provided harrowing details of the abuse he allegedly committed against them. We are particularly disturbed by his alleged use of strangulation, a known deadly tactic that precedes many domestic violence murders.

“The White House has shamefully chosen to defend an alleged abuser. In doing so, the White House sent the message that it is okay to ignore allegations of domestic violence, and survivors should not be believed at best and attacked at worst,” said Cindy Southworth, Executive Vice President at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). “We call on the White House to issue a statement condemning domestic violence and acknowledging the harm it does to victims and families.”