We’re Glad Sen. Chase Reminded Us to Bring Our Popcorn
RICHMOND, Va.: Today, on the floor of the Virginia Senate, Senator Amanda Chase (R - Chesterfield) violated even further the democratic bedrock of the United States and Virginia by propagating conspiracy theories, telling untruths, and attacking her fellow Senators.
Sen. John Bell said: “After what happened last week in Washington, DC, I knew something had to be done. We, not only as the Democratic Caucus but as the Senate as a whole, need to tell Sen. Chase that her actions are not only unbecoming of an elected official, but are dangerous and seditious. I hope my colleagues in the Senate have the courage to do what is right and will join me in supporting her censure when the time comes.”
Majority Leader Dick Saslaw said: “The fairy tale Sen. Chase told today adds to the long pattern of her behavior that must be stopped. Her words are dangerous, and just last week incited violence and insurrection. We need to send a message not only to ‘Trump in heels’ Sen. Chase but also the insurrectionists she calls 'patriots' that putting a flag around your shoulders doesn’t make you a patriot. All who threaten our democratic institutions need to know this will never be acceptable and will be met with punishment.”
Caucus Chair Mamie Locke said: “In endorsing insurrectionists who contaminated the US Capitol with hate and violence, Sen. Amanda Chase proved her alliance is not with our nation and Commonwealth. We can no longer allow her words and actions to continue without consequences -- we must hold her and those who align with her accountable. Her intolerable, abhorrent behavior has no place in the Senate; enough is enough.”
This morning, Sen. John Bell introduced SR91, censuring Sen. Amanda Chase. The resolution expresses the censure of the Senate of Virginia on the basis of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution and the power given therein to reprimand a member of an elected body for disorderly behavior.
The resolution has been referred to the Privileges and Elections Committee, where it is awaiting a hearing.