In today’s Richmond Times Dispatch, Ken Cuccinelli addresses Steve Shannon’s political ploy to turn the Attorney General’s job into a part time position:
Cuccinelli said one possible outcome of the ethics panel is to refer the case to the attorney general.
“I’m not going to call for [a resignation] because that would suggest a conclusion in an ongoing case that I may end up having a role analogous to a judge in,” he said. “[Shannon] doesn’t care what the law is and that should bother Virginians a great deal.”
Democrats are trying to argue that the AG won’t have a say in any Federal case, and they are right. But the AG WOULD have a role in determining Hamilton’s fate as part of a House ethics investigation, which is happening. It is this nuance, this ROLE of the Attorney General that is important to note.
Ken Cuccinelli gets it.
Steve Shannon clearly does not.