Del. Comstock’s Extremist Votes Earned Her a Trip to Tampa

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    (The best part of the video of Comstock, by the way, is when she gets drowned out at the end. – promoted by lowkell)

    Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-Loudoun & Fairfax) addressed the Republican National Convention in Tampa yesterday afternoon.

    Since she was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2009, Comstock has proven herself to be one of the most right-wing legislators in Richmond.  A career politician, Comstock is a senior advisor to Governor Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and one of his most active surrogates in Virginia, appearing at events throughout the state.

    During the 2012 General Assembly session, Comstock voted in lockstep with the most socially conservative members of her caucus.  She voted in favor of the fetal personhood bill, which would have banned some forms of contraception.  In fact, like Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, Delegate Comstock supports a ban on all abortions, not even allowing for exceptions for the health or life of the mother.

    Comstock also voted in favor of mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds for all women exercising their constitutionally protected right to choose, to repeal Virginia’s one-handgun-a-month law, and to allow discrimination against LGBT couples seeking to adopt. At the same time, Comstock voted against critical state funding for the Silver Line Metrorail extension into Loudoun County, which has resulted in MWAA’s recently announced plan to double rates on the Dulles Toll Road, sticking Loudoun commuters with the construction costs.

    “Delegate Comstock has deservedly earned her place among the out-of-touch right-wing gathered in Tampa,” noted Loudoun County Democratic Committee Chair Evan Macbeth. “In the General Assembly, she has been an active supporter of the most staunchly conservative and anti-women legislation unleashed by Ken Cuccinnelli, Jill Vogel, Tag Greason, Dick Black and others.”

    Macbeth noted that Comstock also earned her ticket to Tampa by being an active surrogate for presumptive nominee Mitt Romney, while neglecting the needs and concerns of Virginians. “Delegate Comstock is more interested in seeing her name in lights in Tampa and elevating her status within the Republican Party than representing the needs of her constituents.”