October 24, 2023
THE VIRGINIA HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS RELEASES ADS WARNING VIRGINIANS OF THE DANGERS OF MAGA EXTREMISM
Richmond, VA – Today, 21 days since MAGA Republicans ousted their own Speaker, the Virginia House Democratic Caucus announced its latest ad warning Virginians that the same Republican chaos plaguing Congress could be coming to the Commonwealth if the Republicans take control of the government this November. The ad represents a historic digital investment from the Caucus. The ad will run in the Northern Virginia area in House Districts 21, 22, 30 and 65.
House Democratic Leader Don Scott said, “Last month the MAGA Republicans in Congress were trying to shut down the government and now they are playing musical chairs with the Speaker of the House. They are in a complete meltdown in Washington, letting the most extreme wings of their party plunge our country into chaos. Listen to them tell you in their own words: they can’t govern the United States. We cannot bring this dysfunction to Virginia. ”
“Day after day MAGA Republicans prove that they are unfit to govern, whether it is Washington or Richmond. The same obstructionist MAGA Republicans that are trying to shut down our government and put hundreds of thousands of Virginians out of work are trying to take over the government of Virginia. We are working to inform the voters, especially those most affected by the chaos in Washington, of exactly what is happening,” said Delegate Dan Helmer.
House Democratic Caucus Chair Charniele Herring said, “It is once again disappointing to see that Republicans are prioritizing their own personal interests over governing. It’s happening in Congress and it can happen in Virginia. These ads are informing voters of exactly what’s going on and encouraging them to go out and support the Democratic candidates who have their best interests at heart.”
“Well, it’s embarrassing,” said ousted former House speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Meet the Press. “This is embarrassing for the Republican Party, it’s embarrassing for the nation.”
Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) told the New York Times, “We’re not a governing body,”
“It is an embarrassment,” said Rep. Carlos A. Gimenez (R-Fla.) on Twitter.
“I don’t think a lot of people here in this conference actually give a s— what the American people want,” Rep. Eli Crane (R-Ariz.) told The Washington Post.