RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Democratic Party of Virginia came out swinging on Wednesday against proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act.
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, state Senator Jennifer McClellan, Delegate Delores McQuinn, Delegate Lamont Bagby, and NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Executive Director Tarina Keene held a press conference at Richmond City Hall, decrying efforts to repeal Obamacare.
Showing their support for Democratic Gubernatorial candidate and Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, many of their comments were directed at Republican Gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie.
"Either you stand with President Trump, or you stand with the 520,000 Virginians who stand to lose health care. Can you imagine right now thinking about making ends meet but at the same time wondering whether you will have health care next year?" said Mayor Stoney.
"Mr. Gillespie, the greatest human rights violation at this moment in time is the ripping away of tens of millions of Americans' lifelines to health care," said Keene.
Gillespie's spokesman sent us a written response:
Gillespie, Northam, and Libertarian Cliff Hyra are running for Governor in the November election.
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