You might have noticed a series of posts recently by the Virginia House Democratic Caucus, hitting Del. Rocky Holcomb (R-Virginia Beach) for his repeated “fail[ure] to condemn a local [anti-Muslim] hate group leader” and also for “block[ing] constituents from his page who called for answers about his affiliation with” said hate group leader. For more on that subject, see Del. Rocky Holcomb (R-VA Beach) Refuses to Disavow Hate Group Leader Virginia Beach delegate: I didn’t know my volunteer worked with hate group and Why Does Leader of Virginia Beach Hate Group Think Rocky Holcomb Shares His Values?
Also note that yesterday, Holcomb took to his official Facebook page (the one he keeps blocking people from) to attack his Democratic opponent, Cheryl Turpin, as “more ridiculous and militant than we ever thought” and as supposedly having “borrowed tactics from the same liberal, violent groups that have rioted in Berkeley and other liberal campuses across America.” Note that Holcomb does not (of course) respond to the newspaper reports and Virginia House Democratic Caucus, both of which have reported on Holcomb’s ties to the aforementioned anti-Muslim hate group leader (see the Southern Poverty Law Center’s writeup here, including SPLC’s description of ACT as “far and away the largest grassroots anti-Muslim group in America”).
Given all that, I found it interesting to see video from last night of none other than Del. Rocky Holcomb introducing the Virginia GOP’s 2017 Lt. Governor nominee, Jill Vogel, infamous for her mandatory “transvaginal ultrasound” bill. As another big Vogel fan, George Allen, once said, “You can tell a lot about people by the folks they stand with.” You sure can…you sure can.