Bill to ban sale of assault-style weapons dies in Va. state Senate committee

ㅤ"The bill would have prohibited the sale or transfer of such weapons as of July 1, a compromise from an earlier version that would also have banned possession of them, as well as possession of high-capacity magazines as of Jan. 1, 2021. Critics claimed the measure was not clear enough on how it defined assault weapons."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 2/18/20. See "virginia."

Ex-Virginia governor: Trump could 'rob a bank' and Senate wouldn't convict him

ㅤ"Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said there’s no way the Republican-controlled Senate would impeach President Trump even if House Democrats started an inquiry.
ㅤ’The issue for Democrats is, are we going to spend all our time talking about impeachment, which we know they can’t get him in the Senate?’ McAuliffe said Sunday on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press.’
ㅤ’I mean, he could rob a bank and the Senate would not convict him. It doesn’t matter,’ he added.’"

ㅤô¿ô …I would have agreed with McAuliffe six months ago. But Trump’s popularity hasn’t significantly improved and time is running out. I think it’s possible that the Senate will leverage the threat of conviction to force Trump to drop out of the 2020 race. If Trump doesn’t back down, he’s gone.

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 7/28/19. See "mcauliffe, virginia, impeachment."

Virginia Senate passes sanctuary cities bill


ㅤ”The GOP-controlled Senate voted Tuesday to approve legislation that would ban localities from restricting the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
ㅤRepublicans said the bill is needed to show that Virginia respects the rule of law and that undocumented immigrants are not entitled to special privileges.”

Full story at The Washington Times, image from wordpress(.com) – 3/6/18.ㅤTags: sanctuary cities, virginia, conservative, politics.

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Judge denies request to block Republican from taking office in Virginia House

ㅤPictured: Republican Bob Thomas

ㅤ”Judge T.S. Ellis III of the U.S. District Court in Alexandria denied a request to prevent a Republican Bob Thomas from being sworn in as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, rejecting a Democratic challenge that banked on the more than 100 voters had cast ballots in the wrong district.”

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from (alexandria, virginia, thomas, bob thomas) 1/5/18ㅤHome


Steve Bannon: Trump Will Win Re-Election with 400 Electoral Votes

ㅤPictured: Steve Bannon

ㅤ”While some analysts have claimed that the defeat was a rejection of Trump’s economic nationalist agenda, Bannon suggested it was instead that Gillespie was still too tied to the establishment.
ㅤ’I think it was grafted on, who did Gillespie campaign with?’ Bannon asked. ‘He campaigned with George Bush and Marco Rubio and I think Condi Rice. Right? He had George Bush standing next to him, did he have Donald Trump standing next to him? No, he did not.”

Full story at Breitbart, image from breitbart(.com) • donald trump, mitch mcconnell, potus, president, steve bannon, ed gillespie, virginia, conservative, politics

Poll: Ed Gillespie Leads Ralph Northam by 3 Points in Virginia Governor Race

Pictured: Ed Gillespie (R) and Ralph Northam (D)

ㅤ”Virginia Republican lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Jill Vogel told Breitbart News Saturday that the Virginia election on Tuesday will ‘define the future of Virginia for a generation.”

ㅤô¿ô …As this election will be the first true gauge of Trump support, the outcome will likely define the future of the entire nation. Be sure to follow the results on Tuesday.

Full story at Breitbart, image from breitbart(.com) • virginia, ed gillespie, ralph northam, latino victory fund, jill vogel • Go here to reblog this post (browser only).

Dems aim to boost black turnout in Virginia governor’s race

ㅤ”The Democrats’ focus on getting black voters to the polls was on display Thursday night, when Obama returned to the campaign trail for the first time since leaving office.”

Story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com). #african american #black #democratic party #democratic socialists #democrats #racism #virginia #blackpac — Visit the post page to like, share or reply to this post.

Democrat Ralph Northam Campaign Flier Removes Picture of African American Running Mate Justin Fairfax

Justin Fairfax

ㅤ”Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam’s campaign became ensconced in controversy this week as the Northam campaign printed fliers that excluded a picture of African American running mate Justin Fairfax. The Virginia Democrat party previously excluded Fairfax from speaking at its state convention in 2016.”

Story at Breitbart, image from breitbart(.com). #african american #democratic party #democratic socialists #democrats #racism #virginia #ralph northam #justin fairfax – Go to reblog (browser only).