newschris graham democrats begin pushback against e w jackson

Chris Graham: Democrats begin pushback against E.W. Jackson

ew jacksonVirginia Republicans have an E.W. Jackson problem; they just don’t know it yet. That they don’t know it is evident when you hear Senate Republican Leader Tommy Norment, R-James City, telling an audience at a fund-raiser that Jackson, the controversial GOP lieutenant gpvernor nominee, will lead Virginia in the right direction.

This is the same Jackson who has said that Democrats have an agenda “worthy of the Antichrist” and that the minds of gays and lesbians are “perverted, they’re frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally, and emotionally and they see everything through the lens of homosexuality.”

“I am confident with your conviction and your vision and your faith that you’re going to help lead Virginia in the direction that we need to continue to go and that direction needs to be led by Republicans,” Norment said.

The question isn’t whether Jackson has a chance of winning a statewide election, because he doesn’t. The question is whether Jackson drags down the rest of the Republican state ticket with his trainwreck candidacy.

The answer, to State Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw and Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Donald McEachin, is clear.

“The Republican Ssnators are truly putting their money where E.W, Jackson’ mouth is,” Saslaw said. “I have to assume they must agree with Jackson. However, I believe there is no place in Virginia politics for what he has said.”

“The Virginia Senate Republicans are continuing to pursue their divisive agenda.  Apparently, this is who they stand with and want breaking ties to promote their shared extreme ideology,” McEachin said.



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