From the Democratic Party of Virginia:
“I felt like he was trying to intimidate”: NEW REPORT reveals Scott Taylor’s personal involvement in Forgery Scandal
Talking Points Memo: Virginia Beach resident received intimidating phone call from Congressman Taylor telling her to drop forgery claims; Taylor then sent a car by her home
RICHMOND, VA — Another day, another bombshell in the Scott Taylor Forgery Scandal. This time it involves the Congressman himself.
Talking Points Memo reports that Congressman Taylor personally called one of his constituents and demanded she drop her (correct) claim that one of his staffer’s forged the signature of her former neighbor.
Among other revelations, the report found that…
- During a “frantic” phone call to a VA-02 woman who had tweeted she knew Scott Taylor’s staff forged her neighbor’s signature, Taylor told her he had instructed someone to drive past her house.
- In a botched effort to cover up his staff’s forgeries, Taylor- who days later claimed he knew little about the whole topic – texted the intimidated women a screenshot from the GOP voter file to try to disprove his staff’s forgery.
- In that same “very weird” phone call, Taylor threatened litigation against the constituent for the sake of one of his staffers who is accused of helping collect the forged petition signatures, telling her that the forging staffer should press charges.
- Taylor, in this “unusually personal intervention,” demanded that this constituent recant her statement regarding his staff’s forgery
- After stating that he would fire anyone who committed wrong doing, it appears that one of the staffers that’s accused of forging the petition signatures is holding a campaign event for the Congressman this evening.
“Scott Taylor should be representing Hampton Roads residents, not intimidating them. Congressman Taylor thought he and his staff could get away with their petition forgery scheme. Now that they got caught, the Congressman is scared, angry and lashing out. VA-02 deserves better than Scott Taylor’s dirty tricks and intimidation tactics.” – Democratic Party of Virginia Communications Director Jake Rubenstein