From Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07)’s campaign:
ICYMI: Fox News Highlights Yesli Vega’s Votes Against Police Funding
Vega Under Fire for Voting Three Separate Times Against Local Law Enforcement Funding
Vega says latest Spanberger campaign digital ad is “laughable”
FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Yesli Vega, a former police officer, is now being forced to defend her record as a member of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors for voting three separate times against local police funding.
Fox News’ spotlight on Vega’s anti-police funding votes come after Vega has begun fundraising off the FBI’s legal search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. In those fundraising emails, Vega likens the FBI to the “DEEP STATE,” says the search happened “FOR NO REASON,” and called federal law enforcement officials “CORRUPT.”
Vega’s lackluster support for law enforcement tracks with her defense of the January 6 insurrectionists, when she claimed the rioters who bloodied and beat the law enforcement officers who protected our nation’s Capitol as “a group of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights.”
“Abigail Spanberger is the only candidate in Virginia’s 7th District who truly believes in protecting the rule of law,” said Justin Chermol, Spanberger for Congress Press Secretary. “Yesli Vega’s votes against funding the police in her own community are getting national attention. But instead of owning up to it, she is doubling down on her votes at a time when the men and women sworn to protect Virginia’s communities are asked to do far more than their job descriptions ask.”
Spanberger is working tirelessly in the U.S. House of Representatives to keep Virginians safe. That is why Spanberger introduced the bipartisan Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) on the Beat Program Reauthorization and Parity Act that would increase officer pay, fund community policing initiatives, and help police departments hire more officers.
Spanberger’s legislation is endorsed by local police chiefs, sheriffs, and received backing from the National Fraternal Order of Police.
Earlier this year, she was ranked the most bipartisan Member of Congress from Virginia and one of the most bipartisan Members of Congress overall.