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Monday News: “Publicity Stunts Aren’t Policy”; “Trump’s Shadow Is Looming” Over GA Special Election, VA 2017 Elections


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, April 10.

  • Video: Remind me never to fly United!


  • Video: Extremist plagiarizer sworn in to stolen Supreme Court seat.


  • DPVA Chair Susan Swecker statement on Neil Gorsuch swearing in:

    “After months of obstructing President Obama’s nominee to fill this vacancy on the Court, Senate Republicans invoked the nuclear option and confirmed a justice who is even more radical than Antonin Scalia. Those who oppose women’s reproductive rights and who want to turn back the clock to 1955 have spent millions of dollars to back his nomination and guarantee his confirmation– which reinforces the gravity of what’s at stake. Although Justice Gorsuch has claimed he will respect the precedent set in Roe v. Wade, reproductive freedom is at risk like never before. The erosion of rights is rarely something that happens overnight, and the Supreme Court holds the power to slowly, if not subtly, chip away at our autonomy.

    “That’s why this election is so important, not just here in Virginia, but to send a signal across the nation. Electing Democrats to represent us in Richmond will help insulate ourselves from attacks like those from Ed Gillespie, who said he wants to ban abortion, and from Republicans in the House of Delegates who this year tried to do exactly that. Though their attempt failed, they succeeded in passing a woman-shaming resolution that designated the anniversary of Roe v. Wade a ‘Day of Tears.’

    “It’s critical that we elect a Democratic governor and Democrats up and down the ballot this fall. I encourage everyone who is alarmed by Justice Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court to commit to helping elect Democrats this November.”