After months of discussions and votes, the General Assembly was finally able to reach enough consensus to elect Stephen McCullough to the Virginia Supreme Court.
McCullough is a Constitutional conservative who worked in the Virginia Attorney General’s office as the Solicitor General and as an Assistant Attorney General. He was initially elected to the Court of Appeals in 2011. He is thoughtful, hard-working, and will be an exceptional addition to the Supreme Court.
Virginia's Constitution gives the General Assembly the authority to choose judges, but that didn’t stop Governor Terry McAuliffe from trying stop McCullough's election. Shortly before the vote, McAuliffe offered to endorse coal tax credits if southwest Virginia senators would vote against McCullough. In a stirring floor speech, Senator Carrico (R-Grayson) stated “I will not bend, I will not bow, will not break to his politically corrupt way to try to thwart the process of this General Assembly.”
Carrico voted with his colleagues and McCullough was elected with the necessary 21 votes. (No Senate Democrats voted for him.) Shortly thereafter, Governor McAuliffe did in fact veto the tax credits.
McAuliffe has again demonstrated how little he cares about principles, and how far he will go to "win." (You can read about similar, previous, threats here.) If you’d like to share your thoughts with Governor McAuliffe about his actions, you can do so by clicking here.
Rob BellLike his buddies in Washington, McAuliffe has done everything possible to keep child killing as broadly available as possible in abortion facilities that are unregulated and dangerous, unlike other freestanding outpatient surgical facilities.He's also threatened to veto any bills defunding Planned Parenthood. While masquerading as a Catholic,McAuliffe officiated at a lesbian "wedding." McAuliffe's actions indicate a man whose only interest is self-interest. Virginia will be well rid of him when his term ends.
Delegate, 58th District