REPORT: County GOP censures lawmaker who officiated same-sex wedding

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.

To get more information about this article, please visit To weigh in, leave a comment below.

The post REPORT: County GOP censures lawmaker who officiated same-sex wedding appeared first on DML News.

Visit the USSA News store!
Click this link for the original source of this article.
Author: Team DML

This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact the administrator by using the contact form located in the top-left menu. Your request will be immediately honored. Please visit for more terrific, conservative content. The owner of this website may be paid to recommend American Bullion. The content of this website, including the positive review of American Bullion, the negative review of its competitors, and any other information may not be independent or neutral.