The Rappahannock County Republican Party in Virginia censured Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-Va.), accusing the freshman GOP lawmaker of “abandoning party principles,” including on fiscal spending and immigration.
But the lawmaker’s office pushed back, defending his conservative record and saying the action had been taken “to punish” Riggleman after he officiated a same-sex wedding in July.
The article goes on to state the following:
The censure, which was voted on last week, was announced on Monday in a statement.
“According to a release, the censure passed by a majority vote of the party members in response to Riggleman’s failure to curb spending and support for importing foreign workers,” CBS19 News reports.
“Denver Riggleman has repeatedly voted for continuing resolutions for out-of-control spending that increase inflation and jeopardizes the economic stability and wellbeing of the citizens of Rappahannock County and of the Fifth District of Virginia,” stated the censure, according to CBS19.
GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman has attracted some opposition from local Republican groups for officiating a same sex wedding https://t.co/wrS7xlnek3
— Roll Call (@rollcall) September 16, 2019
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