State Senator Mark Herring comes in at around 5:40 of the video. Here’s an excerpt:
…So, part of the issue is that the facts that the Governor was giving were not very forthcoming, and that the Attorney General who might have otherwise been a position to investigate couldn’t do it because he’s knee-deep in this too. [Attorney General Cuccinelli] didn’t disclose his ownership interest in this company when he should have. So he had to recuse himself from the tax case that he had been handling with the same company for a year or two. And he had an ownership interest in the company that was itself undisclosed. And now, just recently, we learned that the Attorney General had accepted lavish gifts as well – vacations at a lake house – and didn’t disclose it, and we just now learn about it, so that’s why this investigation has to be done.
Man, what a mess. Which is exactly why we need to put someone with the integrity, seriousness, knowledge, and courage or Mark Herring in the Attorney General’s office to clean it up, starting in January 2014.