January 16, 2018 News & Press Releases

DPVA Chairwoman To GOP: Virginians Asked You To Solve Problems, Not Duck Them

by DPVA Press Office

DPVA Chairwoman to GOP: Virginians asked you to solve problems, not duck them

Richmond, Va. — Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement urging Republican leaders to stop hiding behind shrill partisan attacks and start working with Governor Northam and Democrats to solve problems that Virginians are facing:

“Within hours of Governor Ralph Northam’s asking members of the General Assembly to ‘deal with each other with civility and understanding,’ Speaker Kirk Cox and Republican leadership hastily called a press conference to hide behind partisan talking points rather than offer solutions to real problems.

"The Speaker and his dwindling caucus should be focused on working with the Governor to improve workforce development, provide healthcare to 400,000 Virginians currently without it, and address the gun violence epidemic – not hyperventilate at partisan press conferences. Governor Northam asked us all to ‘put the common good ahead of our own partisan instincts.' Republicans should heed his call and get to work. ”