“I Will Never Stop Fighting For The Promise Of Life As Long As I Hold A Gavel.”
Kirk Cox, HD 66
Right-wing House Speaker Kirk Cox is the Mitch McConnell of Virginia, personally blocking progress for Virginians on LGBTQ nondiscrimination, the Equal Rights Amendment, and gun violence. He ended the special session on gun safety after just 90 minutes - likely because he hosted the NRA in the capitol to lobby his members.
Vowed to end reproductive rights for Virginians, comparing abortion to soldiers being killed in war and voting to declare the anniversary of Roe v. Wade a “Day of Tears”
Supported a right to discriminate against the LGBTQ community and was incensed when the then-Attorney General refused to defend Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban
Blocked all bills to finally raise Virginia’s minimum wage, and even tried to make it illegal for cities to raise their own