"I would submit that this is a violation of the Constitution of Virginia,” said Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke."
And I would submit that John Edwards is lucky to have a job.
(And I'd submit that he not get too comfortable in that big, nice, taxpayer-financed chair of his.)
What's the "this" to which Edwards refers?
Being treated like the minority party that it has become.
Or, as the Republican Party of Virginia puts it:
Senate Democrats Continue Temper TantrumThe Democrats have threatened "further legal action."
Statement of RPV Chairman Pat Mullins on Senate Democrat obstructionism:
"Today's actions by the Senate Democrat caucus are terribly disappointing. For generations, Virginia's elected officials have been able to settle their differences amicably without resorting to frivolous litigation and conducting virtual depositions on the floor of the Senate. Sadly, it appears Sen. Donald McEachin and his colleagues have abandoned the Virginia Way in favor of 'The Washington Way.'"
"The numbers couldn't be more clear - Republicans won November's Senate election by more than 200,000 votes, or more than 15 percentage points. Such a win is not a mandate for divided government. It is a mandate for Republican leadership.
"Both their offices and the Senate as a whole are diminished by the Democrats' short-sighted actions. Hopefully the Democrats will recognize the will of the voters and get on with the jobs they were elected to do."
The people of Virginia, based on numbers cumulated in the last election, threaten to make them extinct if they don't get back to doing the business the people sent them to Richmond to do.
Or they can keep whining and find themselves watching from their retirement home TV room actions taken by the government.
Either way. It really doesn't matter.