A new TV ad from Jennifer Wexton -- a former state prosecutor who is running for the Virginia state senate seat that will be vacated by Attorney General-elect Mark Herring – has so upset Tea Party Nation president Judson Phillips that he is accusing her of being worse than murderers, rapists, and robbers.
In the ad, Wexton says, “as a prosecutor, I put violent offenders in prison. In the Virginia Senate, I’ll fight just as hard against Tea Party Republicans who would take away a woman’s health care and her right to choose, even in cases of rape and incest.”
The right-wing Media Research Center jumped on the ad, claiming that Wexton “made a shocking comparison between violent rapists that she once tried as a prosecutor to ‘Tea Party Republicans’ in the Virginia legislature.”
This moved Phillips to post a screed on his blog, which he also emailed to his group’s members, saying that Wexton “is worse than any of the people I put away” as a district attorney in Tennessee , including those accused of robbery, rape and murder.
“During my career as a prosecutor, I sent people to prison for some horrible things,” Phillips writes. “As far as I am concerned, I would rather see one of them elected than Jennifer Wexton. That is how extreme she is and how far to the left she is.”
I was a prosecutor for ten years. I put a lot of violent offenders in prison. I sent people away for crimes ranging from Robbery, to Rape to Murder.
As far as I am concerned, Jennifer Wexton is worse than any of the people I put away.
She smears millions of Patriotic Americans who love America, freedom and liberty.
She is a supporter of the ideology that has resulted in poverty, tyranny and mass murder around the world.
What she is really saying is, “elect me so I can keep the multi-billion dollar abortion industry profitable!”
During my career as a prosecutor, I sent people to prison for some horrible things. As far as I am concerned, I would rather see one of them elected than Jennifer Wexton. That is how extreme she is and how far to the left she is.