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Virginia AG Herring Playing For The Other Team

Mark Herring
Virginia’s newly sworn-in Attorney General Mark Herring wasted no time in violating his oath of office when he switched teams and announced he would not only not defend Virginia’s definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman he would actively seek to have it overturned.

Herring, a Democrat, beat Republican Mark Obenshain by 907 votes out of more than 2.2 million cast in November. The Virginia marriage amendment was passed in a referendum with 57 percent of the vote favoring the one man, one woman definition of marriage. This was not a close vote – indeed had that been a presidential election 57 percent would have been considered a landslide.

The fact that Attorney General Herring is willing to substitute his personal views – and pay-off his political debt to the radical homosexual organizations that supported him – with the public policy and law enforcement of the Commonwealth of Virginia is what in our view makes Herring’s action the kind of impeachable offense contemplated in Virginia’s Constitution.

Today, lawyers for two county court clerks and the state’s Registrar of Vital Statistics will defend the Virginia constitutional ban on same sex marriage before a federal judge. 

Instead of the Commonwealth’s highest law enforcement official at the court house going up against a star-studded legal team hired by the radical homosexual proponents of same sex marriage – the same lawyers who helped upend California’s gay-marriage ban and triggered a national wave of similar lawsuits, a local elected official’s office will be representing the 57 percent of Virginians who voted for the marriage amendment.

The Virginia House of Delegates should hold impeachment hearings on Attorney General Herring not because we disagree with his view, or because his views throw aside the traditional moral underpinnings of Western society, but because by switching sides and actively working to set aside the actions of We the People in passing the Virginia marriage amendment Herring has violated Section 2 of Article I, of the Virginia Constitution. This section proclaims the People, not individual elected officials no matter how high their position, are the source of power in the Commonwealth, and it further states “That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people, that magistrates are their trustees and servants, and at all times amenable to them.”

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