GOP Presses for School Board to Publicly Disapprove of Maloney’s Trump Rally Conduct

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.

nstyer@loudounnow.com

2 thoughts on “GOP Presses for School Board to Publicly Disapprove of Maloney’s Trump Rally Conduct

  • 2016-08-24 at 9:31 am
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    I love that Estrada said elected representatives should be held to a higher standard of conduct. Look at the current politicians running this country! Actually we need more Maloneys to wake people up! Actually the main point should be, does she do a good job on the School Board? The school Board should be about the schools, not politics, get out of trying to make it a republican vs democratic issue. Do your job!

  • 2016-08-24 at 5:18 pm
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    Bad behavior by elected representatives is just that. Don’t muddle the issue. Maloney needs to wake up and get in the line where she and her spawn belong.

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