From Del. Dan Helmer:
On anniversary of January 6, Delegate Helmer introduces legislation to bar insurrectionists from serving in positions of public trust
RICHMOND, VA – Today, Delegate Dan Helmer, Virginia House Caucus Vice Chair of Outreach, filed HB 1562. If passed, it will bar any person convicted of participating in the January 6 insurrection from serving in a position of public trust within the Commonwealth. He gave the following statement:
“I fought to protect our country and uphold our democracy overseas. Now I’m continuing that fight for our Commonwealth. The MAGA-backed attack against our democracy that we saw on January 6 can never happen again,” said Delegate Dan Helmer, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Passing this bill will guarantee that the MAGA extremists who attacked us on January 6th are not indoctrinating our kids or undermining our security. It’s a critical and patriotic step toward protecting and strengthening democracy in our Commonwealth and upholding our country’s basic principles.”
The bill, HB 1562, can be viewed here. Delegate Helmer serves in Virginia House Caucus Leadership, and represents the 40th House District. Dan lives in Fairfax County with his wife, Karen, a public school teacher, and their two sons. He is a West Point graduate, served tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea, and remains a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. Today he represents Virginia’s 40th District and runs a small business ensuring veterans have access to quality healthcare.