Greene County Republican Committee unanimously passed the following resolution criticizing Senate Emmett Hanger for his leadership in helping to pass Medicaid expansion in Virginia.
Resolution Censuring Senator Emmett Hanger
Whereas on Wednesday May 30, 2018 Senator Hanger voted for a 100 billion dollar state budget best associated with liberal Democrats, which provides up to 12 million dollars in public funding for abortion providers, includes over 600 million dollars in new taxes, and fully implements Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion within the Commonwealth of Virginia; and
Whereas this budget will be disastrous and harmful to Virginia and place the Commonwealth on the path of fiscal insolvency; and
Whereas the Greene County Republican Committee condemns in the strongest of all possible terms this budget which makes a mockery of conservative principles; and
Whereas Senator Hanger’s vote for this budget is in clear and direct violation of the first and third points of the Republican Party of Virginia Creed affirming the free enterprise system and upholding fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraint at all levels of government; and
Whereas as far back as March 2014, the 24th Senatorial Legislative District Committee met with Senator Hanger and voted unanimously (7-0) against Medicaid expansion; and
Whereas on May 21, 2018, the Greene County Republican Committee unanimously passed a Resolution opposing a budget that included Medicaid expansion and informed Senator Hanger of its passage; and
Whereas Senator Hanger voted against the overwhelming majority of the conservative voters and Republican Party activists who elected him to office; therefore
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Greene County Republican Committee censures Senator Hanger for his continued disservice to our Commonwealth, the cause of the Republican Party of Virginia, and the principles which our Party claims to adhere to; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Committee hereby requests similar motions to censure Senator Hanger be brought forward to the Republican 24th Senatorial Legislative District Committee, the State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia, the Senate Republican Caucus, and other Republican Unit Committees across Virginia; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Committee respectfully requests Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment immediately strip Senator Hanger from his position as Co-Chair of the Senate Finance Committee for his inexcusable vote; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Committee holds no confidence in Senator Hanger’s abilities to continue to represent the voters of Greene County, Virginia.
Unanimously approved at our 6/18/2018 meeting of the Committee.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Committee,
Edward A. Yensho, Chairman Greene County Republican Committee
June 18, 2018