March 9, 2016 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Statement on Virginia Republicans’ Supreme Court Saga

by Democratic Party of Virginia

The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement when it was announce that Ken Cuccinelli was no longer considered for placement on Virginia's Supreme Court: 
"Today Tommy Norment and Republicans in the General Assembly fumbled through another ham-handed attempt to shove a justice through two chambers that they control. The Cuccinelli chapter of this saga illustrates the extreme depths to which Republicans will sink to remove a qualified justice from the bench, as well as how ill-equipped they are to actually govern this Commonwealth. 
"By nominating Cuccinelli before they even called him, then swiftly reversing course after the predictable public backlash to their anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-education, anti-environment candidate, Republicans cast a brighter light on their own extreme dysfunction and energized Democratic voters who will be important to our party this November. 
"We're proud of the thousands of calls, emails, and robust social media campaign that the DPVA helped generate to keep Cuccinelli out of Virginia's Supreme Court, but there's still work to be done as long as Republicans continue to approach our Commonwealth's judicial system  like petulant children."