The following statement from Progress Virginia sums it up very well: “McDonnell chose to answer the calls of extremists in his own party rather than those of his constituents.” In other words, we’ve gone back to “The Thesis” and “Taliban Bob.” So much for “Bob’s for Jobs” and that whole “moderate” thing, not that most of us here ever bought it for a minute.
Gov. McDonnell ignores Virginians, signs anti-woman bill opposed by majority
Willfully refused to listen to voices of tens of thousands of Virginians
In response to Governor McDonnell this afternoon signing HB 462, which mandates expensive and medically unnecessary ultrasounds for women seeking an abortion, ProgressVA Executive Director Anna Scholl released the following statement:
“The evidence is stacking up that Bob McDonnell is willfully out of touch with Virginia families. Faced with the opposition of 55% of Virginians, 33,000 petition signatures, and thousands of protestors on Capitol Square, McDonnell chose to answer the calls of extremists in his own party rather than those of his constituents. This move makes clear that Bob McDonnell prioritizes his national political aspirations over the well being of Virginia families.”