Thursday, April 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Stephanie Yvonne Sipe in July 2001. He was scheduled to be executed on April 25.
Announcing his decision at the Virginia State Capitol today, Governor McAuliffe delivered the following statement (as prepared):
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. I am joined today by my Secretary of Public Safety, Brian Moran, and my Counsel, Carlos Hopkins, both of whom have devoted countles
Congressman Morgan Griffith
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) released the following statement after voting against Obamacare delay plans in the House of Representatives this evening:
“Like many of my colleagues in the House, I want to be sure that all Americans have access to a health care system that is affordable, high quality, and fair. I also want to be sure that reforms protect health care services for rural America and for Southwest Virginia seniors.
“I am of the view that Obamacare as drafted cannot work – not today, not in a year’s time, not ever. Most predictions and promises made by President Obama in those areas that have already been implemented have underperformed, underwhelmed, and were over cost.
“The Democrats drafted Obamacare as they wanted it. They set the timetables. And then they rammed it through without Republican support. Ever since, the Administration has been working on the law’s implementation, and they haven’t been able to make the law work as designed. I don’t believe they can ever make it work as designed.
“In essence, Obamacare is like an abscessed tooth – delaying fixing the problem is not going to make it better; it only makes it worse.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: National, Politics
Tags: congress, Griffith, health, republican