State Senator Attended Fundraiser in Genie Costume That Said ‘Rub Me’ on Lamp Protruding from Crotch
Before he was elected to the Virginia state Senate, William R. DeSteph Jr., who is running for re-election in November, attended a Halloween fundraiser for a youth charity dressed as a genie in a lamp, with a large, protruding spout from his crotch like an erect penis. The lamp read, “Rub Me!”
Virginia state Sen. Bryce Reeves, who has voted against allowing the removal of Confederate monuments, was a leader in an ROTC company in college that flew the Confederate flag, making him the latest politician in the Old Dominion to face new questions about the South’s racist past.
A Virginia state senator who voted against removing Confederate monuments is a member of a hate-filled conservative Facebook group, an affiliation that has dogged other Republicans in recent months. State Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, who represents a district around Richmond, has been a member of the simply named Facebook group Tea Party since June, even as other politicians faced criticism for their links to the group, where users cheerlead President Donald Trump alongside anti-semitic and racist posts.
A Virginia Republican running for Congress on his business record claimed his plans to expand in Pennsylvania would benefit his district with jobs and allow him to spend more locally. It turns out, neither is the case.
During an interview with a conservative radio host earlier this year, Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., connected a spate of mass shootings to “elites up in D.C.,” suggesting that national leaders could do nothing to stop the violence and were, in fact, exacerbating it through the Affordable Care Act.
With a week until Election Day, Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Va., refused to answer whether he planned to vote for Corey Stewart, his party’s divisive nominee for Senate in Virginia. “I’m not going to be voting for Tim Kaine, that’s for sure," Taylor said at a debate Tuesday.
Last year, Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Va., faced a previously unreported federal tax lien of more than $45,000, another example of the congressman’s recent financial trouble, including late penalties for not paying thousands of dollars in state property taxes this summer.