Virginia’s new Republican Attorney General Jason Miyares allegedly fired 30 staff members and launched an investigation to the Virginia Parole Board and Loudoun County Public Schools within hours of taking office this week.
One day before being sworn in, Miyares made 30 personnel changes, including informing 17 attorneys and 13 staff members they were no longer needed, his team told 13News Now.
Virginia State Senator Louise Lucas later accused Miyares of firing the entire civil rights division. However, Miyares spokeswoman Victoria LaCivita shut down the allegations quickly by claiming only two personnel changes were made in that division.
LaCivita maintained that Miyares is “restructuring the office, as every incoming AG has done in the past.”
Aside from “restructuring the office,” Miyares also announced investigations into the Virginia Parole Board and Loudoun County Public Schools.
“One of the reasons Virginians get so fed up with government is the lack of transparency – and that’s a big issue here,” Miyares said. “The Virginia Parole Board broke the law when they let out murders, rapists, and cop killers early on their sentences without notifying the victims. Loudoun Country Public Schools covered up a sexual assault on school grounds for political gain, leading to an additional assault of a young girl.”
Loudoun County made headlines news last year after a teenage boy, dressed as a girl, sexually assaulted a female student in the girl’s bathroom at Stone Bridge High School. The individual, who allegedly identifies as transgender, was relocated to a different school where another sexual assault occurred in the girls’ restroom.
Parents stormed Loudoun County School Board meetings, demanding the board’s and Superintendent Scott Ziegler’s resignation for allegedly covering up the sexual assaults.
“I now ask you for time and patience as my team begins the investigations. I am a big believer in measuring twice and cutting once, and that’s what we plan to do here. I will continue to be transparent during this process, and when they are ready, I will be releasing my findings to the public,” Miyares continued.
“Virginians will receive the answers they have desperately asked for,” he vowed.