GOP Calls for School Board to Publically Disapprove of Maloney’s Arrest

Loudoun Republicans aren’t done with Joy Maloney yet.

Maloney spurred a political controversy when she was arrested for trespassing at the Aug. 2 Donald Trump campaign rally at Briar Woods High School. She was accused of cutting in the long line of supporters waiting to enter the rally and then failing to follow the instructions of deputies at the scene.

A Sept. 14 District Court hearing is scheduled on the misdemeanor charge.

Jill Turgeon (Blue Ridge) and Eric DeKenipp (Catoctin) attempted to introduce a formal censure motion, expressing public disapproval of Maloney’s conduct, during the School Board’s Aug. 9 meeting. Discussion of the motion was opposed by a majority of the board and Chairman Eric Hornberger and attorney Stephen DeVita ruled that it could not be considered at that meeting.

During Monday’s meeting of the Loudoun County Republican Committee, Chairman Will Estrada and Turgeon said it still was important for the School Board to make a public statement that Maloney’s conduct did not provide a proper example for youth.

Estrada said elected representatives should be held to a higher standard of conduct.

Committee members were urged to email all School Board members to allow a discussion of the issue at their next meeting on Sept. 13. Turgeon said she would reintroduce the motion at that time.


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