Jindal Leads Republican Governors in Hard Hitting Attacks on McAuliffe

Jindal Leads Republican Governors in Hard Hitting Attacks on McAuliffe

On Sunday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, called on the Democratic Party of Virginia to remove scandal plagued Terry McAuliffe as the party’s nominee for governor of Virginia. 

“The bottom line,” Jindal said at the National Governors Association meeting, “is Terry McAuliffe has disqualified himself to be the governor of Virginia.”

GreenTech Automotive, the company McAuliffe served as chairman of from 2010 to 2012, is currently the subject of two federal investigations. 

On July 23, the Associated Press reported that the Inspector General’s Office of the Department of Homeland Security is investigating Alejandro Majorkas, director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, over the issuance of temporary green card visas to EB-5 foreign national investors in GreenTech Automotive.

Then, on August 2, GreenTech Automotive confirmed to Breitbart News that the Securities and Exchange Commission had subpoenaed company documents. The Washington Post reported that these documents were evidence relevant to the SEC’s investigation into claims GreenTech promised returns to its investors.

“This [Securities and Exchange Commission] scandal,” Jindal said on Sunday, “is just the final nail in the coffin.” 

Jindal then called on Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, to find a candidate to replace McAuliffe on the Democratic Party’s ticket for governor in Virginia’s November general election.

Jindal also announced the release of a hard hitting television ad produced by the Republican Governors Association attacking McAuliffe.

The ad points out that McAuliffe “has been in politics his adult life.” Even more significantly, the ad hammers him for the investigations surrounding GreenTech Automotive. McAuliffe, the ad claims, is “desperate to shift attention away from the news about this federal investigation; a possible visa-for-sale scheme with the Chinese financing McAuliffe’s own business.”