Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II is working to shore up his base in the closing weeks of the Virginia governor’s race. Here are a few comments made by the Republican candidate in the past few days:
Cuccinelli calls for the dismissal Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius in the wake of the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov.
“I believe that President Obama ought to fire Kathleen Sebelius. Congress should legally pass a one-year delay of the individual mandate.”
Cuccinelli on whether he would have voted for the bipartisan measure on Capitol Hill that brought the 16-day federal shutdown to an end.
“I don’t know whether I would have voted for it.”
Cuccinelli also boasted of suing the federal government over the health-care law and called the Environmental Protection Agency the “employment prevention agency.”
“We don’t win every time. But I’ll tell you what — you don’t win any fights you don’t get in.”
In a campaign stop with former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Cuccinelli stressed his plans to cut taxes and create jobs, reduce the size of government and keep Washington overreach at bay. He accused his Democratic opponent in the governor’s race, Terry McAuliffe, of waging a “war on coal,” joking that McAuliffe has a preference for energy generated by “solar, wind, gerbil wheels.”
Cuccinelli teamed up with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to spotlight the bug-filled launch of the health-care insurance exchanges.
“This is a critical issue in our campaign. It’s probably one of the top issues, and that is the difference between Terry McAuliffe — on Obamacare and health care in general — and myself.”