Virginia Senate Censures Senator Amanda Chase

RICHMOND, Va.: Today, SR91, introduced by Senator John Bell (D - Chantilly), passed the Virginia Senate. The resolution censures Senator Amanda Chase (R - Chesterfield). The measure passed on a bipartisan 24-9 vote.

Majority Leader Dick Saslaw said: “Since taking her oath in 2016, Senator Amanda Chase has over and over again engaged in behavior unbecoming of a Senator. She propagated conspiracy theories; lied to her constituents, followers, and colleagues; praised those who espoused racist and anti-Semitic sentiments; and on many other occasions brought disrepute upon herself, and by extension, the Senate of Virginia. Senator Amanda Chase’s conduct had to be held accountable, and that’s what we did today.”

Caucus Chair Mamie Locke said: “As Senators, we are leaders in our communities and in the Commonwealth. Leaders are role models -- people upon which each Virginian can model appropriate conduct. Unfortunately, Senator Amanda Chase has let the Commonwealth down by setting a bad example in her words and actions against Black Virginians, law enforcement officers, rape victims, small business owners, fellow Senators on both sides of the aisle, and most importantly the integrity of our democratic processes. I hope this action helps show Senator Amanda Chase and all in the Commonwealth the seriousness of participating in such behavior.”

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