The Mark Herring for Attorney General campaign released the following statement urging Mark Obenshain to denounce comments made by Obenshain supporter Jim Bob Duggar. Duggar made shameful remarks comparing the United States to Nazi Germany.
“The Obenshain-Jackson-Cuccinelli ticket continues attract extreme Tea Party support. It’s not surprising based upon the Obenshain-Cuccinelli record of trying to ban common forms of birth control and outlaw abortion even in the cases of rape and incest. The latest surrogate to come to Virginia to stump for the ticket is Jim Bob Duggar, who last week compared the United States to Nazi Germany. Mark Obenshain should be embarrassed by these comments, but instead he chooses to accept their help and support. Obenshain should denounce Mr. Duggar’s outrageous comments and issue an immediate public apology.”
Today, members of the Duggar family were in Virginia campaigning for the extreme Tea Party ticket. Jim Bob’s son, Josh, who is the Executive Director for FRC Action, the lobbying arm of the conservative Family Research Council, tweeted “Great time here in Richmond at the #VA capitol rallying for @Cuccinelli4Gov @JacksonForLG @MarkObenshain.”
The Duggar family previously campaigned with Obenshain in June. Obenshain tweeted “Great to be with Mike Farris and the Duggar family on this rainy afternoon at the Home Educators Assc Convention!” A picture of them campaigning with failed Lt. Governor candidate and Patrick Henry college Chancellor Michael Farris is above.