May 10, 2022 News & Press Releases

AG Miyares Only Believes in the First Amendment When it Fits His Agenda

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Says Pro-Choice Student Protesters “Don’t Have the Right” to Protest

Richmond, VA – Yesterday after 46 Virginia schools participated in a school walkout to protest the Supreme Court’s pending decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Attorney General Jason Miyares said that these protests are “incredibly disruptive” and “don't have the right” to protest. This comes after Miyares on the campaign trail praised students for leading a walkout in Loudoun Schools this past fall. This begs the question, does Attorney General Miyares only believe in the first amendment when it fits his agenda?

When it’s aligned with his agenda:

 When it’s against his agenda:

“The ease at which Attorney General Miyares abandoned the first amendment is worrisome,“ said DPVA Spokesperson Gianni Snidle. “The Attorney General is supposed to be Virginia’s chief law enforcement officer and took an oath to uphold the constitution. Yesterday he broke that oath. ​One thing is clear to Virginians – Miyares is not fit to serve as the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia.”