Republican Party of Virginia Statement on Rouse Running for SD7 to Take Kiggans Seat
Richmond, Virginia – November 17, 2022
Virginia Democrats’ nomination of Aaron Rouse to fill the state senate seat vacated by Congresswoman-elect Jen Kiggans is more evidence of their war on police and utter disregard for law and order. Rouse’s soft-on-crime message and anti-police rhetoric are disturbing and dangerous.
On June 26, 2020, during the Chronicles Unity Rally at the New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, Rouse openly compared law enforcement to “modern-day slave traders.” Rouse himself consistently runs afoul of the law, showing that he has no respect for the rule of law and is unfit to represent the honest, hard-working men and women of Virginia Beach.
A vote for Aaron Rouse is a vote for less safe neighborhoods, for higher utility bills, higher taxes on families and businesses, and more burdensome regulations.\
Virginians can’t afford another anti-police, anti-growth radical in Richmond. In the special election on January 10, voters should elect another principled conservative, Kevin Adams, who will work with Governor Youngkin and the Virginia Senate to deliver more historic wins for our Commonwealth.