DPVA Chair Mayor Jones: Senator Ruff Should Apologize Immediately

3/19/2014

Yesterday, Senator Frank Ruff spoke at a breakfast meeting with the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce where he likened the health care law to 'tar baby.'

"Instead of looking for ways to work across the aisle to close the health care coverage gap for 400,000 working Virginians Senator Ruff chose to use a divisive and inflammatory term to dramatically change the mood of the conversation," said DPVA Chair Mayor Dwight Jones. “An apology is certainly in order.

"This type of rhetoric has no business in the Commonwealth and certainly no business in this conversation.”