The RTD editorializes against House Republicans today, using some pretty strong language:
The House Privileges and Elections Committee has killed a bill to create a bipartisan redistricting commission. The vote ranks as the most deplorable of the session.
What is the principled argument for gerrymandering? There is none.
Four Republicans on the committee killed the bill: John Cosgrove, Chris Jones, Steven Landes, and Jeff Frederick — who also is chairman of the state GOP. […] [F]or the sake of petty partisan gain they stuck a knife in representative democracy’s back.
It’s never a good sign for Republicans when the Times-Dispatch’s conservative editorial page comes out against them.
Speaking of Del. Frederick’s dual roles, here’s a thinker—if it’s wrong for Gov. Tim Kaine to be the head of the DNC, isn’t it equally wrong for Frederick to be head of the RPV? (And the inverse, of course?)