A Virginia State Senator has made a bold declaration calling for Governor Terry McAuliffe to have his executive protection unit disarmed come the new General Assembly session.
Senator Bill Carrico (R-VA) told the Herald-Courier on Tuesday once the new session commences next month, he and other legislators will counter this move and other anti-gun measures brought forth by the McAuliffe administration.
“A lot of the governor’s power is deferred to the General Assembly at that point and I’ll be getting with my colleagues to circumvent everything this governor has done on this point,” he said to the paper.
Carrico added, “I have a budget amendment that I’m looking at to take away his executive protection unit. If he’s so afraid of guns, then I’m not going to surround him with armed state policemen.”
Carrico represents Virginia’s 40th District in the State Senate. The General Assembly willconvene for the 2016 Regular legislative session on January 13, 2016. Republicans *thankfully* control both chambers of the General Assembly, meaning they can counter this circumvention of the law.