WATCH: Del. Glenn Davis Roasts Corey Stewart on House Floor

Corey Stewart is a hopeless junkie whose drug of choice is negative attention.

With Medicaid expansion and the budget dominating this week’s news cycle, and desperately in need of another, ever-stronger fix, the clown prince of Virginia politics got the attention he wanted when he stood Thursday out front of the capitol and made lewd, sexually-charged remarks about delegates and their wives.

Clutching a roll of toilet paper, Stewart called legislators “flaccid” before remarking, “I feel sorry for their wives,” as part of a bizarre rant against Medicaid expansion which relied less on the facts being debated inside the chamber and more on his penchant for nasty personal attacks. Acting seemingly without shame, Stewart took aim at lawmakers with all the tact and wit of a washed-up, B-circuit insult comic — even though Virginia stopped laughing at his antics a long time ago.

The day after, outraged by what he said was an attack on the “Virginia Way” which he said was “defined by how we conduct ourselves,” Delegate Glenn Davis from Virginia beach denounced Stewart from the House floor, to resounding applause from all corners of the chamber.

Decrying Stewart’s lack of civility, Davis firmly punched back at the bully on behalf of the institution of the General Assembly itself, denouncing Stewart as a “political demagogue who stood on the capitol grounds, hawking his candidacy, and hurling personal insults at members of this body, armed with toilet paper.”

“It’s rich and ironic to be lectured on fiscal responsibility by someone who has supported a long list of tax increases back home, fueling spending growth that would make a real conservative blush, and who happily switches positions for the opportunity to raise dollars for his various political campaigns,” Davis continued, alluding to Corey’s long record of hiking taxes in Prince William County, where he serves as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.

Saying that Corey’s conduct “stains our Commonwealth, Davis continued, “At the end of the day, for government to work, we can’t allow our service to be degraded into embarrassing charades by attention seekers whose only skill is theatrics.”

Davis closed with a sharp rebuke:

“Mr. Speaker, for too long, we have allowed the Virginia way to be shouted down by a charlatan whose record doesn’t match his record, and right now, I’m done with fake politicians. I’m done with Minnesotans who pretend to be Southern gentlemen. I’m done with phonies who think they’re Donald Trump because they can tweet, and I’m done with holier-than-thou politicians who want to preach about ethics and fiscal responsibility when they have demonstrated that they possess neither.”

The chamber’s reaction was clear: applause, and lots of it.

Stewart is currently vying for the Republican nomination for United States Senate in 2018.

The Virginia Way in politics is only as strong as the people who enforce it — the voters. As Republicans in the Commonwealth consider their options for the party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, Bearing Drift encourages all readers to watch this video and consider the style of politics and the individuals we want representing our party and our values.


From The Washington Post: ‘A phony’ and ‘a charlatan’: Corey Stewart gets taste of own medicine.

  • Downstater

    Umm-kay. A roll of toilet paper apparently has Glenn Davis freaked out and “triggered”. I will not be supporting any representatives who voted for Medicaid expansion in VA. After all the effort and years of fighting it.

    Can I take my vote for him for Lt. Gov. last year?

  • mezurak

    Things are fixing to get shitty in Richmond.

    You are going to need that toilet paper.

  • FrankUnderwoodSr

    I’m sure Democrats loved that speech. Look at them applauding.

  • Richard Statman

    In my opinion Mr.Davis was polite about it all.
    Too polite.
    The person from Prince William County should be called
    Out for what he is trafficking in , and understand that
    His words and actions don’t strengthen or add to the
    Republican Party or the Virginia Way.
    Apparently he listened to The Grateful Dead
    “Wave that Flag “ but got the flag and the meaning
    Of the song a bit wrong.

  • ameri…canwork

    One would think that Delegate Glenn needs to be critical of an actual elected representative in our General Assembly.
    Delegate Terry Kilgore voted for the Medicaid Expansion and also voted NO on hb1106.
    Yes the Delegate did not see it worthy to investigate and prosecute payroll, tax and workers compensation insurance fraud while cost Va an annual loss exceeding $25,000,000.00 all while providing Sanctuary employment to illegal aliens.
    Maybe Delegate Glenn could send a little criticism to the providers of employment for illegal aliens, Santurary Republican Delegate Terry Kilgore.

  • James Young

    I can understand why people who think that “the Virginia way” is growing socialism and government would object to being called out for it.

    • Stephen Spiker

      It’s ironic that this applies to both a Davis and Stewart, who has a long voting history of supporting both higher taxes and increased spending.

  • Paddycakes

    Everybody proceed with all the hand wringing over this guy, but RPV owns the problem. You don’t really want him to go away, because with him go a significant number of voters who believe as he does, and we certainly can’t offend them…… we are left with an RPV that believes in nothing.

  • Jonathan Erickson

    These people clapping want to add to the federal debt with expansion but that’s none of my business. Drain the swamp rats and elect Stewart. Kaine has helped put us 20 trillion in debt yet you have reservations about Stewarts tone got over yourself.

  • DJRippert

    The Virginia Way could just as soon be called the Gambino Way. Crooks. Gotta love this clown Davis using an ad hominem attack to criticize ad hominem attacks, all the while calling it The Virginia Way.

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