Youngkin Sprints Further To the Right With Unprecedented Vetoes and Amendments
Richmond, VA – In case you missed it, Governor Youngkin late Monday night took a further turn to the right by vetoing uncontroversial bipartisan bills for his own personal politics, attempting to overturn the will of the people by forcing early elections for the Loudoun School Board, and retaliating against Senator Ebbin.
The Washington Post: Youngkin vetoes bipartisan bills while stoking political rancor
- “…All of Ebbin’s vetoed bills passed the House and Senate by overwhelming margins; six won unanimous support in both chambers. Those included a measure to bolster consumer data protection and another to require real estate agents to disclose if they have an ownership interest in the transaction…”
- “This is another attempt by some Republicans to subvert our democracy and hold it hostage to a right-wing minority,” Reid said in a text message to The Washington Post. “The members of the Loudoun County School Board were elected to serve 4-year terms and they should be allowed to serve the full duration of their terms — that’s why we have scheduled elections…”
- Ian Serotkin, another school board member, said in a written statement that “this is a brazen effort to overturn the will of the people, who democratically elected the School Board to a four year term in 2019. The continued targeting and harassment of Loudoun County by the Governor to score political points does nothing to help our students — that continues to be my sole focus. ”
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