Jason Miyares became a part of Virginia’s historic “red wave” on Tuesday night when he defeated the incumbent Attorney-General to become the first hispanic attorney-general in the state’s history.
The election of Miyares, alongside Youngkin’s huge win, signals a longing of the people to return to some semblance of order and representation.
At a Thursday press conference to announce his transition team, Miyares spoke about his desire to get back to basics for the AG’s office. He spoke of how his predecessor described his desire to make the AG’s office into a “progressive powerhouse” and how the new goal is to return to focusing on safety and law enforcement support. Miyares said it is more important than ever to be focusing on criminal prosecution at a time when the murder rate in Virginia is higher than it’s been in two decades.
But perhaps the most interesting thing Miyares said involved a single word answer to question that is on everyone’s mind, and was asked by one reporter during the press conference.
“Do you plan to investigate Loudoun County public schools and the recent school assaults that have happened there?”
Miyares’ answer was short and sweet and to the point.
It was perfect. No need to belabor the point. Loudon County schools are a mess and the Loudon County school board is a menace and they will be investigated by the public office tasked with protecting the people.
More of this, please.