given how far to the right Ken Cuccinelli is, it’s really kind of hard to believe that Republican voters in Virginia actually managed to put someone on the ticket with him who is even worse. So now Cuccinelli is having to support E.W. Jackson’s nomination while also trying to distance himself from some of the batshit crazy things Jackson says.
Cuccinelli told a crowd in Abingdon, VA on Monday that he wants Jackson, as Lt. Governor, breaking ties in the currently split Virginia Senate: “I don’t need to know what the subject matter that’s going to tie up 20-20 that the LG can vote on will be. I’m confident that we’re going to get the right vote every single time out of E.W. Jackson. So I’m glad he’s on this ticket, too.”
But in a statement to the Virginia Pilot, Cuccinelli also said he would not answer questions about his new running mate’s views. “We are not defending any of our running mates’ statements now or in the future,” he noted, adding “The people of Virginia need to get comfortable with each candidate individually.”
So his views are so extreme that you refuse to defend them, but you still want him on the ticket. Glad you’re being principled on this one.