Herring: Senate GOP plan to redraw voting districts ‘outrageous’
State Sen. Mark Herring (D-Loudoun & Fairfax) issued the following statement Monday after Senate Republicans used parliamentary tactics to bring forward a plan to redraw Virginia’s State Senate districts:
“What the Senate Republicans have done today is utterly outrageous and cynical political gamesmanship at its absolute worst.
“While Americans across the nation honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and put partisanship aside to watch as our President was inaugurated, Republicans in the state Senate disgracefully planned a partisan takeover of the Chamber. These are exactly the types of partisan maneuvering that our citizens and constituents abhor. This is not the Virginia way of governing and their actions raise constitutional concerns.
“I call on the Governor to rise above the political fray and, in the interest of achieving real results on the issues Virginians truly care about, condemn these actions.”