VA GOP Wants To Eliminate Bodyguards For Governor Because He’s Pro Gun Control

Posted by | December 27, 2015 17:43 | Filed under: Andrew Bradford Contributors News Behaving Badly

Proving yet again just how deeply in the pocket of the National Rifle Association (NRA) the Republican Party truly is, GOP members of the Virginia General Assembly are proposing bills to completely eliminate all bodyguards or other forms of protection from Democratic Governor Terry McMcAuliffe simply because he happens to be in favor of sensible gun control in his state.

Republican State Senator Bill Carrico, who has introduced an amendment to the budget which would strip McAuliffe of his armed security detail, told the press this week:

A lot of the governor’s power is deferred to the General Assembly at that point and I’ll be getting with my colleagues to circumvent everything this governor has done on this point. I have a budget amendment that I’m looking at to take away his executive protection unit. If he’s so afraid of guns, then I’m not going to surround him with armed state policemen….READ MORE at LiberalAmerica

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16 responses to VA GOP Wants To Eliminate Bodyguards For Governor Because He’s Pro Gun Control

  1. Larry Schmitt December 27th, 2015 at 17:48

    This could very possibly pass, as both houses are controlled by republicans. But even if it doesn’t, it demonstrates the hate they have for anyone who doesn’t love guns.

  2. TiredOldGuy December 27th, 2015 at 17:54

    Using that logic, will they eliminate brain surgery from their states benefits package?

  3. cbmilne33 December 27th, 2015 at 18:00

    The National Republican Army oops Rifle Association is to the Republican Party what The SturmAbtielung was to the NSDAP in Germany.

    • MyDogsAreSmarterThanYou December 27th, 2015 at 18:17

      You had the NRA thing right the first time.

  4. Gina Bousquet December 27th, 2015 at 18:11

    Stupid is so strong in them that they are not ashamed of proposing obvious absurdities.

  5. MyDogsAreSmarterThanYou December 27th, 2015 at 18:17

    He’s being childish and petty. Which is to say, a typical Republican. If it passes and someone lunatic voter of his kills McAuliffe, can he be charged as a co-conspirator? If I were McAuliffe, I’d run into this nutjob at every possible opportunity and make it a point to tell him I’m armed.

  6. FatRat December 27th, 2015 at 18:44

    Petty and short sighted. If Gov shot then NRA/Cons will have a world of bad publicity that will engulf them. Cons will have to pray that Gov isn’t shot or shot at.

    • Red Mann December 27th, 2015 at 19:16

      Given the recent behavior of the right, I don’t think there will be much backlash. They don’t give a sh!t what anyone outside of their world thinks and some would undoubtedly cheer a Democrat being shot.

    • MyDogsAreSmarterThanYou December 28th, 2015 at 00:32

      There would be bad publicity, but their response would be to blame the victim. You can take that to the bank.

      • rg9rts December 28th, 2015 at 02:20

        He should have been packin

  7. Darksnark December 27th, 2015 at 19:31

    Since they couldn’t win the election, Virginia Republicans are now going to remove the new Democratic Governor’s bodyguards from service so some crazy-ass Teabagger can carry out an assassination.

    Yes, indeed, that shows a deep and abiding respect for the electoral process….

    • Red Eye Robot December 28th, 2015 at 06:12

      Crazy ass teabagger like Vester Flanagan? In case you weren’t aware, McAwfuls AG took this action because they failed to win an election to take back the VA senate.

  8. whatthe46 December 28th, 2015 at 00:55

    can i say i’m pissed about this hypocrisy? seriously, this is so stupid and ignorant.

  9. rg9rts December 28th, 2015 at 02:19

    Sold his soul for 17 pieces of brass

  10. eyelashviper December 28th, 2015 at 10:42

    It’s the mentality of gun bots who complain that Obama and his family have Secret Service protection, and that his kids go to private school..

  11. Aptosian December 29th, 2015 at 13:54

    The lunacy on display has to make one wonder. Their ideology is under clear attack, and for good reason.. Are these the last, desperate actions of a once grand, but now dissolving party?

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