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Audio: Tom Perriello, Ralph Northam Rip Graham-Cassidy & Ed Gillespie Flip Flop


Check out the audio, below, of Tom Perriello and Ralph Northam ripping the disastrous Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal bill and also calling out Ed Gillespie for his “absolutely stunning” flip flop on “an issue that affect the lives of millions of Virginians.” Here’s a partial transcript of what Tom Perriello had to say, but definitely listen to the entire audio.

Tom Perriello: “What we saw last night was absolutely stunning in terms of the speed of a flip flop on an issue that affects the lives of millions of Virginians. Ed [Gillespie] sat on stage and tried to signal opposition to what is an absolutely disastrous Graham-Cassidy bill. And within minutes of leaving the stage, something happened. We don’t know if he got a call from Donald Trump or something else, but within a matter of minutes had abandoned this kind of flirtation with moral leadership and gotten back on the party talking points. I can just tell you, as a Virginia, I really am concerned about someone running for governor who seems more worried about upsetting Donald Trump than upsetting 840,000 Virginians who might lose their health care….We have to realize this is playing with real human lives…the most radical replace bill yet…This is a moment in elections where people are looking for moral leadership…and when Gillespie stands on stage and tries to have it both ways and signal that he’s opposed to this bill and then flip-flop on that just minutes later, that really speaks not just to a person’s policy positions, but kind of where they’re taking their marching orders.”

  • Video: Also check out some key moments from last night’s debate


  • STATEMENT: Desperate Ed Gillespie Launches Disgusting Smear Campaign Against Northam

    Richmond, Va. — Today, the Ed Gillespie campaign a launched a blatantly misleading ad in the vein of the infamous “Willie Horton” attack ad, which was later disavowed by its creator on his deathbed for its racism. The ad deliberately conflates the facts and misinforms the public about the lieutenant governor’s commitment to public safety.

    Northam for Governor communications director, David Turner, issued the following statement in response to the ad:

    “Ed Gillespie’s new ad is desperate, despicable, and just not true. Ralph Northam doesn’t care what your immigration status is, if you commit a violent crime, you’re going to prison. Ed Gillespie wants to cut resources available to law enforcement in order to fund tax cuts for the wealthy.

    “A career political hatchet man, Ed is taking a page out of the Trump playbook: butchering the facts to try and frighten the voters. It is a sad display of disrespect for the voters of Virginia to engage in hysterical fearmongering. He doesn’t understand Virginians – they care about the truth, even if he doesn’t.

    “Finally, let’s be clear: this is what desperation looks like. This is the move of a desperate man — Ed Gillespie is tangled in a web of uninspiring poll numbers, lackluster fundraising reports, depleted cash on hand, and a disastrous debate performance and has decided race baiting is his last stand.”

  • khyberjones

    Gotta say, Northam exceeded my expectations in that debate.