January 11, 2013
Criticism mounting against Virgina's Attorney General.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli commented during a radio broadcast that people should disobey a federal mandate for employers to cover contraception in insurance plans.
He suggested that if enough people go to jail as a form of protest, then the mandate would be repealed.
Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe released a statement on Friday in response to Cuccinelli's suggestion, calling it "divisive".
This is McAuliffe's full statement:
"Ken Cuccinelli’s divisive comments are far outside the mainstream and don’t reflect the priorities of Virginians I hear from every day. Our next Governor needs to focus on mainstream ideas for economic growth instead of spending their time on a divisive ideological agenda to restrict women’s health care.
"When I talk to fellow business leaders, they tell me that comments and policies like these make it harder for Virginia to attract new companies. If we want Virginia to be the best state for business, we need leaders committed to that goal instead of politicians pursuing their own divisive ideological agenda.
"As part of that goal, today I am meeting with and listening to innovative entrepreneurs in Norfolk to gather their ideas on strengthening Virginia’s economy for the future."
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