Bipartisanship doesn’t exist in Richmond

January 9

The Jan. 7 editorial “The Virginia Cabinet” stated that Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe (D) shows he understands the need for bipartisanship. Bipartisanship is a two-way street and, unfortunately, Mr. McAuliffe is about to learn that bipartisanship does not exist in Richmond.

Mr. McAuliffe’s appointment of Republicans and other “non-ideological pros,” as The Post called them, will be viewed as weakness, particularly by the rural Republicans who control the House of Delegates and their go-along-to-get-along Northern Virginia caucus members. Probably the most egregious reappointment was that of Health and Human Resources Secretary William A. Hazel Jr., who stood by while Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II bullied Hazel’s Department of Health into submission on regulations regarding women’s health clinics.

Harry W. Wiggins, Lake Ridge

The writer is chair of the Prince William County Democratic Committee.

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