Northam Makes Another Mistake

Richmond, VA – In a shockingly unfortunate and unsurprising snafu, the Virginia Employment Commission overpaid 35,000 people what they were owed through the CARES Act. From the Virginia Mercury: “The good news: After waiting weeks for the state to set up an online system to allow self-employed workers to collect pandemic assistance through the CARES Act, people began receiving their first …

RPV Urges Northam to Stop Willingly Hurting Virginians

Richmond, VA – On Friday, Virginia Democrat Governor, Ralph Northam, blindsided members of his own COVID-19 business task force by continuing his strict, authoritarian, and draconian lockdown. Two business owners in the Virginia Beach – Norfolk region said they were “disappointed and surprised” that Phase I of Northam’s plan does not address any issues they are facing. Northam’s weak approach to reopening Virginia …

RPV Demands Northam Improve Reporting, Testing

Richmond, VA – On Tuesday, it was reported that the State of New York had 1,700 previously unreported COVID-19 deaths in its nursing homes and adult-care facilities. Ralph Northam’s administration has placed Virginia behind the curve in both reporting and testing which begs the question; if a state like New York (which as of 5/5 ranks #2 in testing) can have 1,700 previously unreported deaths, how many unreported …

Northam Administration Remains Among Worst in United States

Richmond, VA – As one of the only organizations holding Governor Ralph Northam accountable for his failure to guide Virginia through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Republican Party of Virginia has again urged Northam to take responsibility for his leadership, or lack thereof. During today’s press conference, please be advised that Governor Northam will take credit for a sharp increase in tests counted (as opposed …

Virginia Leads Nation in Tests *Not* Administered

Richmond, VA – According to the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation, Virginia ranks 49th in the United States with regard to COVID-19 tests administered per 1,000 residents and 14th in share of tests with positive COVID-19 results. In simpler terms, Virginia is at the bottom for testing and near the top for confirmed cases. Governor Northam has yet to give a real answer as …

ICYMI – Virginia receives more than one million pieces of PPE from national stockpile

Richmond, VA – This week, the Trump Administration delivered over one million pieces of PPE to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Yet Governor Northam has continued to pin blame for Virginia’s shortcomings on President Trump and his administration. Why hasn’t Virginia’s press corps grilled Governor Northam like the White House Press Corps grills President Trump? We know that the President’s team has been in contact with …

Northam Administration Ranks Among Lowest in Country for Testing

Richmond, VA – Yesterday, Governor Ralph Northam told Virginians that he needed to see two weeks of steady decline of new cases of COVID-19 to begin the process of reopening Virginia. To accomplish that, Virginia needs to ramp up its testing for the disease. “The lack of testing capacity will have severe real-time impact on Virginia’s economy. Governor Ralph Northam said …

LIBERATE VIRGINIA

Richmond, VA – On Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted, “LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!” That tweet was accompanied by two others directed at the citizens of two other states also subjected to the tyrannical rule of incompetent liberal governors. COVID-19 testing, the key to lifting public restrictions, stalls in Virginia Timely COVID-19 information is vital, but …

Luria & Spanberger: “Let Them Eat Ice Cream”

Richmond, VA – In an unsurprising display of petty partisan politics, Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger allowed the Paycheck Protection Program to run out of life-saving funds for small businesses. While Luria and Spanberger pretend to care about their constituents when they are in their Districts, all of that seemingly takes a backseat when they get to Washington. In fact, while jobs and lives were …

RPV Urges Northam to Reopen Virginia

Richmond, VA – Today, Republican Party of Virginia Chairman, Jack Wilson, issued the following statement in response to Governor Northam’s decision yesterday to extend the closure of many Virginia businesses until May 8th: “Virginians are the most resilient people on the face of the Earth. We have survived everything from the Civil War to the Great Depression. Virginia has bounced back before …