AFP-Virginia: Statement on Governor McAuliffe’s Budget Actions

Jun 20, 2014 by AFP

Arlington—AFP-Virginia State Director Sean Lansing issued the following statement Friday after Governor Terry McAuliffe announced he plans to attempt to implement ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion unilaterally:

“Today, Governor McAuliffe has officially brought his hyper-partisan, Washington-style politics to Virginia by announcing that he intends to expand ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion by executive fiat. By taking this path, the governor has succeeded in denying 8.1 million Virginian’s a voice in the political process by usurping authority from the General Assembly, and he has poisoned the Commonwealth’s political environment with his brazen actions. In the weeks and months ahead, AFP will work tirelessly to ensure that the people of Virginia know their governor has chosen to stop at nothing to get his way—even if it means ruling like a king.”