Video: McAuliffe Eviscerates Cuccinelli on Child Support, Violence Against Women Act

Video: McAuliffe Eviscerates Cuccinelli on Child Support, Violence Against Women Act

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From the forum earlier today in Arlington, check out the video of Terry McAuliffe ripping Ken Cuccinelli a well-deserved “new one” for being an extremist nutjob.

…Virginia has to be a Commonwealth that is open to businesses and welcoming to all. I talk to business leaders from both parties every single day. I constantly hear that politicians focusing on a social, ideological agenda is not helpful for business. We cannot keep putting walls up around Virginia by attacking women’s rights, scientists, or gay Virginians. This is a fundamental difference in this race. I know we need to focus on the economy…Ken Cuccinelli has shown that he will spend his time in office on a social, divisive, ideological battles...that have defined his career.

[The Washington Post report this morning] was shocking. It detailed his ties to a radical group that fought against adequate child support because they think it is quote punitive unquote to men…and contend that men are frequently victimized by false allegations of domestic abuse unquote. According to the Washington Post, my opponent even took the unusual step of handling the private case for a leader in these groups while he was sitting Attorney General. Ken Cuccinelli has worked to implement their agenda on trying to restrict women’s health care rights…Quote Cuccinelli was also the long Senate vote against legislation to increase child support payments by tying them more closely to inflation unquote. Opposing adequate child support is inexplicable and it’s just plain wrong…

Why would you introduce legislation that would punish people who want to get out of a bad marriage?…Cuccinelli was one of three [Attorneys General] who did not sign [a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act]. My opponent still won’t explain what he dislikes so much about the Violence Against Women Act, but that group he is tied to believes that many women make up claims of domestic abuse.

During this campaign, there are many issues where Ken Cuccinelli and I have disagreed, and on some of them, I can at least understand his position, even if I don’t agree with it. But the positions laid out today in the Washington Post on child support, the Violence Against Women Act and on family law is just beyond my comprehension, and I believe beyond the comprehension of most Virginians

…Ken Cuccinelli’s social agenda is more than just extreme, it is bad for business. The Republican Lt. Governor said just this week, quote, he is a rigid ideologue who thrives on conflict and confrontation…Virginia simply can not afford to have their leaders pursuing their own rigid ideological agenda

The truth hurts.

  • Keith

    We may agree or disagree with the statements that Terry McAuliffe made this morning but this was an Energy Forum sponsored by the Consumer Energy Alliance.  It would have been more valuable to hear what Terry had to say about his energy policy and how it contrasts with that of Ken Cuccinelli than to see and hear a repeat of what has been Terry’s major argument in this race.  Despite what some people believe, the candidates positions on energy, jobs, the economy, transportation, education and healthcare are important to the voters.