The Washington Post just shamed the hell out of Del. Bob Marshall
One of Virginia’s most outspoken politicians got called out by one of the nation’s largest editorial boards today.
The Washington Post released their endorsements for the 2015 elections and the moderate-left publication spared few words when explaining why District 13/Northern VA Delegate Bob Marshall (top image) is a poor choice for Virginia politically and publicly.
“It’s conceivable there are more extreme and incendiary lawmakers in Richmond than Del. Robert G. “Bob” Marshall, but if so, it’s a brief list,” wrote the post before going into a laundry list of embarrassments committed by the law maker:
Mr. Marshall, a Republican widely known as “Sideshow Bob,” spews contempt for the disabled, for gay men and lesbians, for women who have abortions and for anyone else who does not match his cramped ideal of a perfect society.
He has suggested that God’s vengeance explains disabled children born to women who previously had abortions; tried to ban gays from serving in Virginia’s National Guard; proposed that the state establish its own currency lest the Federal Reserve collapse; and led an assault on climate-change science by attacking academic freedom at the University of Virginia. He accepted campaign contributions exceeding the legal limit when he ran for Congress last year, then ignored federal regulators who warned his campaign about the violation.
GayRVA is no stranger to Del. Marshall – we’ve been there when he tried to make it legal to discriminate against LGBTQ Virginians with a “Jim Crow” era law that was so extreme the far-right Family Foundation wouldn’t even come to his aid.
The last time Marshall ran for office in 2013, he won by a slim margin (500 votes) against Atif Qarni, an American-born Pakistani marine vet and public school teacher. Qarni went on to rip the democratic party a new one after he was told he couldn’t run this year – but if he did that well in 2013, considering the racial breakdown of the 13th District, there might be hope for Democratic challenger Donald B. Shaw, who the Post has endorsed this time around.
We’ve actually got an interview lined up with Shaw today, so keep an eye out for that store in the next week – but until then, if you’ve got friends or family living in NOVA’s 13th District, make sure they get out and vote and maybe we can make Virginia a little less embarrassing next GA session.
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