06/19/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/19/2017 12:54
In case you missed this weekend's debate between Attorney General Mark Herring and white collar defense attorney John Adams, here are the key takeaways:
1. Adams, who fought against the reproductive health of women in the notorious Hobby Lobby case, said women's access to birth control is 'not an issue I think about. It's not an issue I care about.'
2. Adams doubled down on his support for Trump's travel ban, ruled unconstitutional by the Fourth Circuit, and criticized Attorney General Herring for going to Dulles to stand up for the American families affected by the unconstitutional and discriminatory ban.
3. When asked about stricter background checks, Adams said, 'it's not my job to close the gun show loophole.'
4. In the spirit of Ken Cuccinelli, Adams doubled down on his opposition to marriage equality.
KEY QUOTE: ''Voters will have a stark choice,' said Attorney General Mark Herring. 'And there's some interesting things in John's background but he doesn't talk that much about the work that he's done more recently. He has been part of a powerful Richmond law firm for the last seven years, and he and his team brag about how they specialize in shielding people who are involved in kickbacks, pyramid schemes, embezzlement, money laundering, tax fraud, bribery, obstruction of justice. It's astounding.'
'Herring said Adams protects the kind of people prosecutors work hard to bring to justice. 'It's like he's trying to be the anti-attorney general.'' - Richmond Times-Dispatch
To read the full article by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, please visit the Richmond Times-Dispatch's website.