Corey Stewart came out with a video today smearing Ed Gillespie, saying that Gillespie is a bad Republican, a bad Catholic, and a bad person for supporting late-term abortions in Virginia. Why does Stewart say that Ed Gillespie supports late-term abortion? Let’s see what the Richmond Times Dispatch had to say about the issue this morning…
Two of his rivals for the Republican nomination, Ed Gillespie and Sen. Frank W. Wagner, R-Virginia Beach, say they back the concept of a ban after 20 weeks, but that they would not sign such legislation unless it contained certain exceptions.
Wow. In other words, Gillespie is probably referring to issues such as, exceptions in the case of the life of the mother. Maybe the real question we should be asking Corey Stewart is, if the life of the mother is at risk, do you want to mandate that doctors are forced to let her die, rather than sacrifice the life of the child?
In fact, I’m not sure we need to ask anymore questions of Corey Stewart. He’s done. This is one of the most disgraceful attack videos in Virginia’s history – and I’m not even a Gillespie supporter. I do think that honesty and integrity should at least count for something amongst those seeking to represent us in Richmond.
Corey Stewart is not the only candidate running a campaign of lies in the Gubernatorial Race.
Frank Wagner states that he is the ONLY Republican candidate for Governor that has served our nation in the Armed Forces. This is a flat out lie. Denver Riggleman was serving our nation a month after September 11th, 2001, planning bombing raids on the terrorists, responsible for the deaths of over 3,000 Americans, in Afghanistan.
The truth is that Frank Wagner and Corey Stewart have nothing to run on but lies, smears, and attacks. Meanwhile, Denver Riggleman and Ed Gillespie run campaigns predicated on ideas. Sure, Denver and Gillespie have different experiences. Sure, Denver and Gillespie don’t share all the same solutions to all the same problems – but at least Denver Riggleman and Ed Gillespie aren’t spreading lies about the opposition.
I suppose that Denver and Gillespie each feel like their political philosophy and their professional experience speak for themselves; and maybe they don’t have to paint Corey Stewart and Frank Wagner as “less than” in order to get out their own message.
After the last few hours of watching half of the Republicans running for governor lie about the other half, I’m ready to call this a two-man race. This is a race between Ed Gillespie and Denver Riggleman. Corey Stewart and Frank Wagner should drop out immediately.
Corey Stewart, you owe Ed Gillespie an apology sir.
Frank Wagner, you owe Denver Riggleman an apology sir.