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U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., was censored by the Rappahannock County Republican Committee last week about his voting record, his third reference from a local GOP group for officiating a same-sex wedding a few weeks ago.
The Committee quoted Riggleman vote for the shipment of military assistance to Saudi Arabia and ignore the protests against the granting of more visas for foreign workers for his efforts against the freshman legislator.
A member of the Committee told the Rappahannock News the vote was “not even close.”
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A statement announcing the censorship, said Riggleman, who represents Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, has voted “for the continuation of the resolutions for the out-of-control spending, a rise in inflation and endanger the economic stability and the welfare of the citizens of Rappahannock County and the … district.”
Riggleman’s office defended on Monday to tell his conservative record in an interview with The Hill, the censorship was a form of punishment for the President of the July 14 wedding.
“This criticism in the Rappahannock is part of an ongoing effort to punish Denver Riggleman for his recent officiation of a same-sex wedding. Denver Riggleman has an excellent conservative voting record, jobs back in the 5. District,” Riggleman speaker Joe Chelak of The hills said in a statement.
The couple are two conservative Republicans, who said volunteering for Riggleman campaign last year, the policy-site.
The GOP Committee is the third local GOP group, to exhort, Riggleman. The Bedford County Republican Committee elected to the censorship Riggleman, adopted earlier this month, and the Cumberland County Republican Committee in a vote of censure in July.
A group of 5. District Republican Committee, unsuccessfully, Riggleman blames tries in July.
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His office did not immediately return a Fox News request for comment.
The latest censorship effort, the speculation that the local GOP is looking for groups to run has stoked a more conservative Challenger against Riggleman. He gained national headlines in the year 2018, when his Democratic opponent accused him of spreading “Bigfoot erotica”, and the support of the white supremacists of a group.