Already on the NRCC's most vulnerable incumbents list, Comstock is proving she will say or do anything if it will trick voters into thinking she's a moderate. While she may be gung-ho on Metro for the cameras, let's be perfectly clear: Comstock, in the General Assembly, voted against funding the Silver Line. Yet, when the photo ops come up, she's first in line to claim victory.
Comstock can't have it both ways, and Northern Virginians are not impressed.
“If Barbara Comstock had her way, the Silver Line would've never been funded in the first place,” said Delegate Ken Plum (D — Wiehle-Reston Metro Stop). “Our bipartisan transportation plan, which I'm proud of supporting, passed without Comstock's vote. To show up for a photo op having done nothing but oppose the Silver Line is misleading.”
Barbara Comstock ultimately chose partisanship over critical solutions to traffic problems in Northern Virginia. Does she think voters will forget her behavior?
“It's odd for Barbara Comstock to act like a supporter of the Metro Silver Line when, in 2013, as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, she voted against providing $300 million in critical funding for Phase II of this important project,” said Delegate Mark Keam (D – McLean, Tyson's Corner, Spring Hill and Greensboro Metro Stops). “While I worked closely with then-Gov. McDonnell and other Republicans to deliver a landmark NoVA transportation funding bill, Delegate Comstock opposed our bipartisan efforts to combat traffic congestion and to provide more mass transit options.”