Springfield, Va. – Cuccinelli for Governor Chief Strategist Chris LaCivita today released the following statement reacting to Terry McAuliffe’s Washington Post op-ed:
“Today, Terry McAuliffe failed to put forward a serious or honest explanation concerning the multiple investigations of which GreenTech Automotive is entangled. The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating guarantees GreenTech made to investors while McAuliffe was chairman. The Department of Homeland Security is investigating the manner in which visas to foreign investors – some of whom were national security threats – were handled during the time period McAuliffe was chairman.
“McAuliffe played a lead role in the management of GreenTech and solicited special favors from members of the Obama Administration, which even federal employees have now acknowledged. His argument that he was ‘not responsible’ for actions taken by the company can only be described as a total cop out. When McAuliffe’s candidacy commenced, he believed GreenTech would be an asset so he made comments company officials now admit were untrue and politically motivated. Now, with the president and chief executive of GreenTech calling McAuliffe ‘dangerous to business,’ the Democratic gubernatorial nominee claims he had nothing to do with the decisions made by the company he headed.
“Terry McAuliffe has one of two choices: he can claim to be completely incompetent or a total fraud. But he cannot say that he knew nothing and had no responsibility for what transpired at GreenTech Automotive. With the central premise of his candidacy destroyed, Terry McAuliffe is making an unserious and patently untrue argument. Virginians deserve better than a serial purveyor of lies as their next governor.” - Chris LaCivita