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Governor Northam to Convene Special Session on Gun Control July 9th!

Armed with a wish list of gun safety proposals, Gov. Ralph Northam is summoning state lawmakers back to Richmond on July 9. Northam announced Tuesday he’s using his executive power to call a special session, which he said was needed after a gunman walked into…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 10, 2019

Justin Fairfax compares himself to lynching victims

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared himself to lynching victims as the embattled official faces sexual assault allegations. Fairfax, who is black, referenced the state’s racist past and lynchings of African-Americans in a surprise speech Sunday before the Senate adjourned its 2019 legislative session, according…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, February 25, 2019

Virginia Gov. Northam, isolated, gets space to ponder his fate as Democrats absorb scandals

RICHMOND — Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) appeared to be in a stronger position Thursday as the scandals engulfing the state’s other two top officeholders made it less likely he would be forced to step down during the General Assembly session. Most Democrats in…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, February 8, 2019

Justin Fairfax using Brett Kavanaugh law firm to defend himself in #MeToo scandal

Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and his accuser hired the same attorneys involved in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s heated confirmation process, in another parallel between the two figures accused of sexual assault. Fairfax engaged Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz in January 2018 after the Washington…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, February 7, 2019

Northam about to quit? Urgent staff meeting called during Super Bowl

Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam might be taking the final steps towards resignation as he faces intense pressure from within his own party to step aside after a racist photo was found in his medical school yearbook. Northam held an emergency meeting with senior staff…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, February 4, 2019

Dem co-sponsor of late-term abortion bill apologizes, says she did not read the text

A Democratic co-sponsor of a controversial Virginia bill that would repeal restrictions on third-trimester abortions is apologizing to her constituents for supporting the legislation, saying she didn’t read the bill or know how far it went. The backpedal comes as Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, February 1, 2019

Va. Gov. Northam draws outrage from GOP for defending abortion bill

WASHINGTON — President Trump and other prominent Republicans are attacking Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam for comments he made on WTOP’s “Ask The Governor” program Wednesday. Northam — a pediatric neurologist — was discussing a bill that would loosen restrictions on third-trimester abortions. The bill was…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Outrage as video shows Virginia abortion bill sponsor saying plan would allow termination up until birth

The abortion debate erupted anew this week after a video surfaced showing the Democratic sponsor of a Virginia abortion proposal acknowledging it could allow women to terminate a pregnancy up until the moment before birth, for reasons including mental health. “First New York, and now…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Gov. Northam announces gun control package to be introduced in next session

RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) — Governor Ralph Northam has announced a comprehensive package of legislation that he claims will prevent gun violence and improve the safety of Virginia’s citizens and communities. He said the package includes measures to require universal background checks; establish an Extreme Risk…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, January 7, 2019

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