WASHINGTON — Virginia Republican House candidate Marie March, who attended the January 6th insurrection, warned of a “coming Civil War” between “two completely opposite sides in America” and asserted “I personally will fight and die for my family.” The language March used in her Facebook post was inflammatory and dangerous, potentially leading to further violence and the degradation of our democracy.
“These comments are alarming, but sadly it’s no longer surprising behavior from Republican candidates for office,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “The Virginia GOP is officially the party of insurrectionists and conspiracy theorists. Voters have a choice in November: they can either elect Democrats who will continue to move the commonwealth forward or radical, right-wing Republicans like Marie March who stoke fears of a pending civil war.”
Examples of March’s views on half of America and the majority of Virginians include:
- “The OTHER HALF of America, the America that elected Donald Trump” are “the people who are working and are tired of paying for these lazy, spoiled purple haired ‘kids’. And this half is ANGRY, they are furious at the people who are rioting under the premise and ‘virtue signal’ of caring about a black man named George Floyd.”
- Those Trump voters “no longer want their hard earned money going to support laziness and entitlement. And they too are willing to fight and shoot and defend and die for their beliefs and life experiences.”
- The America that elected Donald Trump had only seen one type of break given out — “‘affirmative action’ which helped black folks to go to better schools and get better gov jobs;” “[t]hey are tired of all the free shit the low income neighborhoods get, meanwhile they can’t catch a break and have to WORK.”
- Millennials are “entitled and spoiled. A know-it-all generation that won’t shut up and learn from older experience, and a generation without a work ethic;” they “don’t even have families, because they are too selfish to care for anyone other than themselves and they are so depraved and demonic that they even abort their babies” and “don’t even believe in God.”
She concludes the post by asking, we are “on the precipice of a coming War, what do we have to lose?”
Of the twenty-one sitting Republican state legislators who were present at the insurrection, three were from Virginia, the most of any state. The DLCC has called for the Virginia GOP to condemn the insurrectionist lawmakers in their caucus but the RSLC has actively endorsed their candidacies.