FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, September 17th, 2021
MARK HERRING IS NOW THE MOST EXTREME DEMOCRAT RUNNING FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Terry McAuliffe’s meltdown at the Sheriff’s Association Wednesday afternoon, where he yelled at a sheriff and blatantly told him “I don’t care what you believe” seems to have caused him to backtrack and try to win points with the law enforcement community. During Thursday’s night debate, Terry McAuliffe said he supports qualified immunity for law enforcement - a reversal from his previous statements. Meanwhile, Mark Herring has been consistent in his support for ending qualified immunity.
While we know that Terry says different things to different people and cannot be trusted - and should publicly apologize to Sheriff Partin - this nevertheless makes Mark Herring the MOST EXTREME candidate in the race.
“Mark Herring is endorsed and funded by radical unions and far-left organizations that want to Defund the Police. He’s admitted that he wants law enforcement to be vulnerable to personal lawsuits for doing their job. He’s always been too radical for Virginia, but now we know - Mark Herring is the MOST EXTREME candidate on the ballot this November” said Jason Miyares.
“Ending qualified immunity is defacto defund the police. It means law enforcement can be personally sued, lose all their personal savings, for just doing their job. What’s worse is that qualified immunity is just that - qualified - so only officers following the law receive it. Unlike Mark Herring, I’ve been a prosecutor and know that our men and women in law enforcement risk their lives every day keeping our communities safe. I believe in defending the police, not defunding them, while my opponent supports policies that will weaken law enforcement for no reason other than politics.”