Delegate Joseph D. Morrissey, Henrico Democrat, is one of many still hunting for answers amid reports that Ms. Sullivan’s departure came after a monthslong effort to oust her. He pointed on Tuesday to an obscure 1919 state statute that gives the General Assembly the authority to inquire into Ms. Sullivan’s “forced resignation.” Mr. Morrissey called on Delegate Robert Tata, Virginia Beach Republican and chairman of the House Education Committee, to haul Ms. Dragas and Mr. Kington before the committee for questioning, lest hearsay become accepted fact.
“Thus far, the rector has not addressed the specific inquiries from the Senate faculty, media, and the student body,” he said. “Accordingly, rumors, innuendo, misunderstandings, and rampant confusion flourish. This is unacceptable.”
Mr. McDonnell said if that is indeed the prerogative, it would be up to the legislature.
“The General Assembly is certainly free to do whatever it believes appropriate within its power,” he said.
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David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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