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  • Sarvis: No Executive Military Action Against ISIS Without Specific Congressional Authorization

    In a statement, Robert Sarvis criticizes President Obama for his new bombing campaign in the Middle East, which the President plans to initiate without Congress' expressed, constitutional approval, saying:

    "The President claimed he already has authorization for war, but the growing consensus is that he does not. The Authorization of the Use of Military Force does not cover this military action, and the President should have asked for approval before beginning the bombing campaign a month ago. He should certainly ask for Congressional approval now before continuing and expanding it."

    Sarvis then goes on to enumerate several causes of concern that ought to be debated in Congress and recalls the unintended consequences of the United States' military action in Libya, including the collapse of order and the evacuation of the American embassy there.

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  • Libertarian Responds to Family Research Council PAC Endorsement

    After the Family Research Council Action PAC announced its endorsement of Republican Ed Gillespie for U.S. Senate, Robert Sarvis responded in a statement:

    "The Family Research Council's self-described confidence that Ed Gillespie will champion limited government and individual liberties is misguided, if not laughable. As Chairman of the Republican National Committee and Bush Administration official, Gillespie championed bigger government and intrusions into our civil liberties."

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  • Sarvis: Gillespie's new TV ad is "classic misdirection"

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie released a television advertisement attacking Mark Warner for being a blank check for President Obama, but Robert Sarvis responds sharply in a statement:

    "Ed Gillespie's ad is classic misdirection. He wants voters to look in one direction at Mark Warner's record of voting with Barack Obama 97 percent of the time, but he doesn't want them to see his own record he's hiding in his other hand. Mark Warner may be a blank check for Obama, but Ed Gillespie was a blank check for George W. Bush."

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  • Robert Sarvis Speech at Buena Vista Labor Day Festival

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  • Sarvis Accepts Invitation to Debate at University of Mary Washington

    Robert Sarvis has accepted a debate invitation at the University of Mary Washington, saying in a statement:

    “I call on both of my opponents to accept invitations to the debate so the people of Virginia can have at least one real debate among all the candidates on the ballot. I’d also like to thank the organizers for inviting me and creating this opportunity to give Virginians the real debate they deserve.” 

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  • Sarvis Reacts to Ferguson Events on "Inside Charlottesville"

    On August 15, U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis was a guest on “Inside Charlottesville,” hosted by Coy Barefoot on WCHV-FM. Their conversation focused on recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and Sarvis' reaction to them.

    “There's a lot of reasons to be unhappy” about the situation in Ferguson, said Sarvis, who is the Libertarian Party nominee running against incumbent Democrat Mark Warner and Republican nominee Ed Gillespie. “I think everyone was shocked looking at their TVs and seeing what's going on” there."

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  • Sarvis: Ferguson Crisis Highlights Race Disparities and Militarization of Law Enforcement

    Robert Sarvis released a statement addressing the ongoing crisis in Ferguson, MO, in which he stated:

    "Something has gone seriously awry in the relationship between our government and private citizens. When the police become injurious of people’s individual rights and civil liberties, we must all rise up in protest. People should be able to see law enforcement as part of their community, not as an occupying force."

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  • Republican Activist Leaves Party to Work for Robert Sarvis, Libertarian for U.S. Senate

    Roanoke native and political activist, Caleb Coulter, has resigned his position with the Republican Party in order to work as full-time campaign manager for the Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate, Robert Sarvis.

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  • Sarvis Calls on CIA Director John Brennan, DNI James Clapper to Resign

    Today, in response to the admission by the Central Intelligence Agency that it illegally spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Robert Sarvis called for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan:

    The admission by the CIA, after months of denials by Director John Brennan himself (e.g., this), should be the final nail in the coffin of his term at the spying agency. I call on John Brennan to resign from his position and urge my opponents to join me in doing so, especially Senator Mark Warner, himself a member of the Intelligence Committee.

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  • Sarvis Responds to Appeals Court Decision Holding Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    On July 28, 2014, in response to the decision by a panel of judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond holding that Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Robert Sarvis released the following statement:

    Marriage freedom is a deeply important issue to me, which is why I made it a centerpiece of my campaign for governor last year.

    In 1967, a Virginia couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, fought to overturn marriages between people of different races. If it weren’t for the courage of the Lovings, I might not have been able to marry the woman I love.

    Public opinion in Virginia has shifted dramatically since the Marshall-Newman Amendment was enacted in 2006. In fact, polls now show that a majority of Virginians support marriage equality.

    I wanted Virginia to achieve marriage freedom through the democratic process, but as with interracial marriage, it is court action that has seen it through. I look forward to seeing same-sex couples in Virginia celebrating their marriages and enjoying equal treatment under the law.

    Make no mistake, this decision would not have been possible if the U.S. Constitution had been amended to ban same-sex marriage, as my Republican opponent Ed Gillespie advocated when he was the Chairman of the Republican National Committee.”

 
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