Virginia Democratic Congressional Delegation Condemns AG Candidate Jason Miyares for Accepting Money from Republican Group Who Funded Jan. 6

RAGA Paid for Robocall for Jan. 6 Attendees 

LEESBURG, Va. — U.S. Representatives Elaine Luria, Bobby Scott, Donald McEachin, Abigail Spanberger, Don Beyer, Jennifer Wexton, and Gerry Connolly issued the following joint statement today after Jason Miyares announced he had received $500,000 from the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) Action Fund. 

According to the Washington Post, “A wealthy Trump donor who helped finance the rally in Washington on Jan. 6 also gave $150,000 to the nonprofit arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association, records show, funds that a person familiar with the contribution said were intended in part to promote the rally. The nonprofit organization paid for a robocall touting a march that afternoon to the U.S. Capitol to “call on Congress to stop the steal.’ ” 

The Members’ issued the following joint statement: 

“It’s unconscionable that Republican Jason Miyares, who wants to be our next Attorney General, would accept money from the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), an organization that financially supported and stoked the January 6 insurrection and Donald Trump’s Big Lie. Miyares should immediately refund their contribution, condemn Trump and the Big Lie, and renounce support from this organization that is putting the public at risk and undermining our democracy. Democrats and independents across Virginia must vote to re-elect Attorney General Mark Herring this fall.”