Democrats from Washington to Richmond have done what they always do — choose to protect criminals rather than our communities, victims of crime, and the police who protect us, while turning their backs on proven solutions that save lives.
Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on OSIG Investigation Report
House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “House Democrats needed a way to discredit the plethora of damning Office of State Inspector General reports into the Parole Board, but they couldn’t risk turning over too many stones to do it. That’s why today’s report doesn’t reflect a critical look at the Parole Board, but rather scrutiny of OSIG’s … Read More
House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Calls for Special Session to Investigate Parole Board
“I hope that House Democrats will change course and stand up for the rule of law, and help bring this shameful episode to an end.”
Parole Board Investigation: Recording details Northam officials’ grilling of watchdog agency
They still don’t think the Parole Board did anything wrong. That’s the top takeaway from a recording of a meeting between the Office of Inspector General and Northam Administration. The meeting, recorded and given to members of the press, shows an administration far more worried about politics and optics than following the law. Read the story here. By Graham MoomawVirginia … Read More
Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Today’s Crime Commission Vote to Repeal All Mandatory Minimum Sentences
During today’s meeting of the Virginia Crime Commission, the panel voted 9-2 to encourage the General Assembly to remove all mandatory minimum sentences in Virginia law, regardless of the severity of the crime.
Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Northam’s Unconstitutional Curfew Order
House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Once again, the Governor has introduced draconian new restrictions, but failed to articulate to Virginians how they will stop the spread of COVID. For example, how will a blatantly unconstitutional curfew — which will no doubt create resistance — help save lives? Is COVID spreading at late-night gatherings?” Gilbert said. “Governor … Read More
House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Statement on Parole Board’s Release of Gregory Joyner
On May 5, 1988, Gregory Joyner took the life of 15-year-old Sarah Jamison. After what he claimed was consensual sex, he strangled her to death. He then buried her body in a wooded area not far from her parent’s home. In 1989 he was convicted of first degree murder and attempted rape, and sentenced to life in prison plus 10 … Read More
Statement of House GOP Leadership on Conclusion of the Special Session
The 2020 Special Session that was called to address the Commonwealth’s budget shortfall, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and criminal justice and police reform concluded today. The Special Session, which lasted nearly 90 days — significantly longer than an even-year regular session — saw a raft of legislation that will undermine our law enforcement and prioritize criminals over the victims of … Read More
Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on House Democratic Votes Against Parole Board Transparency
House Democrats kill bipartisan legislation to bring more transparency to the Virginia Parole Board.
Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on House Democratic Anti-Police Votes
House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Today’s session was disappointing, but not for the reasons many may think. Much of the legislation rammed through today by Democrats had the potential to be thoughtful reforms of how police do businesses. Sadly, the majority was so bent on punishing law enforcement that they refused to listen to reason. “Republicans … Read More