Virginia Senator Mark Warner said the COVID-19 pandemic and protests against police brutality have highlighted racial disparities across America and Hampton Roads.

“With this pandemic, it’s almost given an X-ray into the health of America,” said Senator Warner in a wide-ranging interview with News 3 This Morning Anchor Jessica Larche. “We see a pandemic that has struck more Black Americans and Latino Americans than it has white Americans, and a lot of the disparities that we have, we know exist in healthcare,” said Warner.

Warner also pointed out the diversity in the crowds of protesters and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement and calls for an end to racial injustice.