I did not expect my colleagues in Richmond to jump for joy when I called on the governor to call a special session. Likewise, I predicted Terry McAuliffe, now the subject of two federal investigations, would dismiss my proposal as a gimmick — which he promptly did. But now is the time for people to come forward and be part of the solution. If my opponent doesn’t want to be part of it, that’s his prerogative.
To say that the reception has been lukewarm is being charitable. Gov. Robert F. McDonnell does not want a special session. Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling doesn’t either. House Republican leaders, and most rank-and-file members, prefer to take up the issue during January’s regular session.
And Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe did, indeed, call the idea “a gimmick.”
So it would seem a special session to clean up Richmond’s ethical swamp is going nowhere.
[Continue reading Norman Leahy’s post at Bearing Drift.]
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