You know fellas, if you oppose TTB’s nomination, then vote on it. Don’t just walk out — man up and VOTE.
In the House of Delegates, Scott Lingamfelter of Prince William and Rob Bell of Albemarle — candidates, respectively, for the lieutenant governor and attorney general nominations — voted against Thorne-Begland, along with 26 other Republicans.
In the Virginia Senate, LG prospect Steve Martin of Chesterfield and Mark Obenshain of Harrisonburg, who’s running for AG, voted with their feet. They were among 12 Republicans, more than half the party’s Senate caucus, who walked out of the chamber — closeting themselves, so to speak — rather than openly oppose Thorne-Begland.
In the Republican Party, such conduct apparently qualifies as manning-up.
Kudos to Scott Lingamfelter and Rob Bell for doing the right thing.