Statement of Speaker Kirk Cox and Majority Leader Todd Gilbert on Governor Northam’s Medicaid Announcement

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House Speaker Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, issued the following statement:

“I’m disappointed to say the least. The Governor and I made personal commitments to each other on this long-term public policy agreement. There wasn’t an asterisk that said “unless my party wins the next election.” It’s a sad reflection on the value of integrity in modern politics.”

Majority Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, issued the following statement:

“The agreement Governor Northam reached with Republicans was made in good faith. He gave his personal assurance that the long-term policy of the Commonwealth would be Medicaid expansion with a work requirement. Broken promises like this are the reason so many people hate politics.”