The Democratic caucus in the Virginia state Senate is calling on Senator Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) to resign her seat. Chase represents Amelia, Colonial Heights, and part of Chesterfield. Read the statement from the Virginia Senate Democrats below:

 “As we all watched in shock and disbelief at the insurrection in Washington, DC, Senator and gubernatorial candidate Amanda Chase was horrifyingly empowering a failed coup d’état. She galvanized domestic terrorists who violated the United States Capitol on Wednesday afternoon through riots, destruction, and desecration, joining them on their march to Capitol Hill. 

“For someone who defends herself and the insurrectionists she calls ‘patriots’ with the Constitution, she either willfully or unwittingly doesn’t understand what her sworn oath to defend it actually means. She has unequivocally committed insurrection, and the Fourteenth Amendment to that same Constitution charges us with the responsibility of holding her accountable. 

“Senator Chase has not demonstrated either good judgment or leadership for Senate District 11 or the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is in the best interest for the Senate of Virginia and her constituents to resign.”

Meanwhile, Chase says she has been banned from posting to her campaign Facebook page for 60 days. Chase’s account has over 100,000 followers and she uses it each day to do various things like call for martial law to overturn election results and refer to Capitol Police officers as murderers. Chase also called the insurrectionists that stormed the United States Capitol building ‘patriots’ from her page. “A veteran who was brutally murdered by Capitol Police today,” wrote Chase, after identifying the woman that died after being shot inside of the Capitol on Wednesday. “These were not rioters and looters; these were Patriots who love their country and do not want to see our great republic turn into a socialist country. I was there with the people; I know. Don’t believe the fake media narrative.”

Posting from her own personal account on Friday, Chase said; “Facebook continues to restrict free speech. Because what I have to say does not fit their narrative my Senator Amanda Chase page has been silenced for 60 days. We no longer have free speech here in America.”

It is worth noting again, that Chase posted this from her personal Facebook account. Chase is expected to make a statement on Friday.

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