Virginia’s new Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) wasted no time Saturday, launching immediate investigations into the Virginia Parole Board and Loudoun County Public Schools.
A statement released just hours after Miyares and Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin were sworn in detailed the nature of the probes and their part in a return to basic principles of law and order.
The move was a fulfilment of promises both men made on the campaign trail, as Breitbart News reported, when both men promised to “quickly move to protect Virginians’ freedoms.”
After the Jan. 15th inauguration, @GlennYoungkin and I will quickly move to protect Virginians' freedoms and challenge President Biden's unlawful CMS, OSHA, and Head Start Vaccine Mandates. pic.twitter.com/u5t8mwQrLy
— Jason Miyares (@JasonMiyaresVA) January 7, 2022
“One of the reasons Virginians get so fed up with government is the lack of transparency – and that’s a big issue here,” Miyares wrote.
“The Virginia Parole Board broke the law when they let out murders, rapists, and cop killers early on their sentences without notifying the victims. Loudoun County Public Schools covered up a sexual assault on school grounds for political gain, leading to an additional assault of a young girl.”
As Breitbart News reported, the final reference was to a case that saw a male student at Loudoun County’s Stone Bridge High School found guilty of sexually assaulting a female student in a girls’ bathroom in May.
The teen suspect was found guilty on all charges but only after the offending student was transferred to another school where he allegedly raped another student and the district was accused of covering up the crime which resulted in one of the alleged victim’s parents being arrested at a school board meeting.
The offending student has been placed on the sex offenders registry for life as part of his sentence.
Nolte: Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) released a statement Wednesday defending the cover-up of an alleged rape while attacking the alleged victim’s father. https://t.co/Mi7rIHdWNU
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 14, 2021
In addition to the investigations, Miyares notified about 30 staff members that they will no longer be employed by the office of the attorney general.
Virginia State Senator Louise Lucas tweeted that Miyares fired the “entire” civil rights division, which Miyares’s office told Fox News is not accurate.
“This is incorrect information,” Miyares spokeswoman Victoria LaCivita said. “There are 12 individuals who work in the Office of Civil Rights – only two personnel changes were made.”