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Establishment GOP Rejects Moral Case for Impeaching Attorney General

Cox and Herring
At a news conference at the state Capitol in Richmond, Virginia, Donald N. Blake, president of the Virginia Christian Alliance, got right to the heart of the case against Virginia’s newly sworn-in Attorney General Mark Herring.

The religious leaders at the news conference said that Herring, who had voted for the 2006 Virginia constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, but who under pressure from radical homosexual activists changed his position in recent years, should defend the Virginia Constitution or face impeachment proceedings, reports Markus Schmidt of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

“Just two weeks ago, we watched the attorney general swear on a Bible that he would uphold the Constitution and the laws of the commonwealth, and he has already backed off,” Blake said.

What Herring has “backed off” from is his constitutional duty to protect the Constitution and uphold the laws of the State of Virginia – specifically the constitutional definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

It is worth noting that the constitutional definition of marriage passed in a statewide referendum in which 57 percent of the Virginia electorate voted for the amendment to the state Constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

Now one man – Attorney General Mark Herring – is, in an act of blatant political pay-off to the radical homosexual activists who backed him in the 2013 election, attempting to overturn the law he just swore to uphold.

Bishop Leon Benjamin, pastor at New Life Harvest Church in Richmond, said that Virginians spoke when they passed the marriage amendment: “It was plain that when people cast their vote, they are also casting a lifestyle,” Benjamin said. “Here we are now, and it seems that there is a collision going on, and we just want to avoid the catastrophic results when we go back on what we stand for. The decline of so many things can happen.”

“We have parted from God's ways. We have parted from God's word,” said Rabbi Carlos Parker echoing Bishop Benjamin’s observation about “the decline of so many things.”

“Herring can change his mind, but he cannot change the Constitution,” said John Sloop, chaplain of the Valley Family Forum in Shenandoah. 

In theory Chaplain Sloop is right, but the theory only works in practice if someone holds Herring to his duty, and is prepared to use the Virginia Constitution to do so. 

In viewing the effects of Herring’s unilateral decision to suspend the Virginia Constitution Don Blake of the Virginia Christian Alliance said, “We’re concerned about the moral state of the nation and the future of our civilization here in Virginia.” 

We are too. However, it appears Virginia’s Republican establishment is not.

Despite the strong legal, and moral, case against Herring, House Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox, R-Colonial Heights, has said he does not envision Herring being impeached.

That means it is now up to the grassroots to push back against the hard left that thinks its elected officials can rewrite or ignore laws they don’t like.

If you are in Virginia, join CHQ, Tea Party movement voters and other constitutionalists and call your state delegate and ask them to support the impeachment of Attorney General Mark Herring over his failure to defend the state constitution.  

Please sign our impeach Mark Herring petition to Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell and most importantly, please forward this to anyone you know who lives in Virginia.

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