Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (D) on Wednesday stripped Del. Dave LaRock of Loudoun County and two other Republican delegates — Mark Cole and Ronnie Campbell — of committee assignments for urging Vice President Mike Pence to nullify Virginia’s certified presidential election results.

The move came after Loudoun County officials called for LaRock’s removal from office after he participated in the Stop the Steal rally in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. In response to calls for his removal from office, LaRock then attacked his critics for failing to focus on “the needs of the colored community.”

Filler-Corn stripped LaRock (R-33rd) of his membership on the House transportation committee in the House of Delegates.

LaRock, of Hamilton, represents the 33rd District, which includes Loudoun County and parts of Clarke and Frederick counties.

He received an email around 7 p.m. Wednesday notifying him that he was getting removed from the transportation committee. The said that he believes Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) and Algonkian Supervisor Juli Briskman (D) contacted Filler-Corn and were behind his removal from the committee.

When he spoke to Randall Wednesday night, LaRock said that Randall only said that she supports the decisions of Filler-Corn.

“It makes it harder for me to move my Republican colleagues to support this bill [on the toll prices for the Dulles Greenway],” he said. “I’m very disappointed. From my perspective, this is putting politics ahead of very important issues to the 33rd district.”

On Thursday morning, Randall said in a Tweet that LaRock had contacted her Wednesday to request that she reach out to Filler-Corn to ask her to place him back on the House transportation committee.

Randall expressed surprise that LaRock would make the request after he issued the statement Tuesday saying Randall, NAACP Loudoun President Michelle Thomas and others who had called for his removal from office should focus on “the needs of the colored community.”

“Seriously, he did. SERIOUSLY,” Randall tweeted.

LaRock said he did not realize that using “colored people” was racist until after he issued the statement.

“In composing that portion of the message, I reasoned that when addressing the head of the NAACP — and you know what the acronym stands for — that I would be on safe ground using the term that’s contained in the name of the organization,” LaRock said.

The delegate said his wife cautioned him against using the term and that when he was reading the comments to his statement, he realized his error.

“That is an outdated term and I shouldn’t use it again, and won’t,” he said.

On Wednesday, LaRock removed “colored community” from his website and replaced it with “minorities in the community.”

In an interview, LaRock backtracked from his original statement on who he believes illegally entered the U.S. Capitol.

On the day of the siege at the Capitol, LaRock stated on his Facebook page that it was not Trump supporters who participated in the siege. “Unfortunately, there was a small element who likely infiltrated this patriotic group for the purpose of inciting violence,” he wrote at the time.

LaRock said he now believes there was a mixture of both agitators and Trump supporters. The delegate also admitted that he wanted to believe that Trump supporters would not break into the Capitol or allegedly kill a police officer.

At the Jan. 6 events, LaRock said the group of people he was around was largely peaceful. Later on, he noticed a few people waving Trump flags approaching the Capitol. But he was so far away that he did not see them going past barriers.

When he saw people actually scaling the walls and barriers around the Capitol, though, LaRock said he and his group got in their van and left the area.

“I was very disappointed ... that people who I considered to be like-minded supporters would be capable of instigating that kind of activity,” LaRock said. “I think some antifa people were there. It also seems clear that there were people there who were Trump supporters but were behaving in a manner that is unbecoming to the great majority of people who support Donald Trump.”

The Loudoun County Republican Committee, 10th Congressional District Republican Committee and the Loudoun County Republican Women’s Club issued a joint statement Wednesday expressing their support for LaRock’s record in the state legislature, saying has was elected and re-elected by his constituents many times and is a “strong representative” for the residents of Loudoun, Clarke and Frederick counties, including working “tirelessly to fight against Greenway tolls.”

“Those calling for his resignation believe in guilt by association, and it is appalling. These actions are purely political in nature,” the groups said.

Regarding the Leesburg Town Council passing a resolution calling for him to resign, LaRock said, “I have every reason to believe it’s politically motivated.”

“This kind of posturing and political gamesmanship has become quite familiar to me in the weeks leading up to the election,” the delegate said. “It is Democrats against Republicans, so that’s why I consider it to be politically motivated.”

LaRock said he is going to do his best during the General Assembly session to “focus on what people sent me here to do, which is look out for the interests of our community.”

“I do think that one of those interests from a broad perspective is upholding my oath and protecting our Constitutional rights, such as the right to free expression,” he said. “That seems to be, from my perspective, what is being challenged here.”

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(68) comments

Blackhorsegirl

Most of us “wild radicals” have an issue with Trump not with conservatives. You all take offense when there is non. If you wish to continue to cling to the wild (and untrue) ideas that 8 million votes were fraudulently switched from Trump to Biden, that’s fine with me. It doesn’t affect my life but only your own. Republicans need to stop whining about how allegedly badly they’re treated. They need to work to rebuild their party from the disaster left by Trump. This country thrives on a strong 2 party system. So Republicans, you have your work cut out for you and I wish you well.

GreatScott

This war on conservatives must stop. You can't unite a state or a nation like this. this bullying and intimidation needs to end. Allow people to have differing views without trying to punish those on the other side. One day, you may be on the other side. We are America. We are better than this cancel nonsense.

Spock Here

"war on conservatives". ? It's a war on rascism bub. Rascism is not a "differing view." It's destructive and evil. This "cancel nonsense" really did a number on some 6 million plus Jews and our Native American population didn't it?

Bryan.the.Nuri

Maybe the victims in this "war on conservatives" should stop making themselves the victims of their own words?

Doc Samson

@GreatScott - When you feel you have a Big Gov't Mandate and are filled with virtue and integrity, why would they listen to the likes of us? When they are clearly so far above us intellectually, morally, and have the CCP approved media pushing their narrative, who is going to stop them? Just read how they've been responding to literally anything they disagree with. Everything must get cancelled that contains a whiff of true diversity.

I will say this - If your agenda matches that of Hollywood? Well, that's how you know it's full of integrity and intellect, amiright? [rolleyes][lol]

Blackhorsegirl

Mr. Spock, why are we wasting our time? I’ve yet seen any real explanation as to why the Republicans support Trump. The man is an incompetent idiot, a liar, and a narcissist. Gosh, that’s a big word and I wonder if I need to explain it. Trump hated doing the job and had no attention span. The adults in the room had to explain things to him as it to a child, and he came up with creative ways to deals with things like drinking bleach to cure Covid-19 or exploding a nuclear bomb in a hurricane to make it go away.

Do we expect perfection? No one is perfect. We would just like some competence. Trump is mentally unraveled and has been for the last year. You voted in an entertainer and that’s all you got. I want someone who can do the job.

Spock Here

Every day we prove over and over that he really could have murdered someone on Fifth Avenue and get away with it. Negligant homicide of 300,000 and rising by going AWOL during this pandemic doesn't get recognized, or matter. 12 or more hearings, however, about 4 tragic deaths in Benghazi. National emergency with the wrong kind of mustard and a tan suit. Boggles the mind, but they have proven him right. Again and again and again.

john brown

they love tRump's racism

Bryan.the.Nuri

They do. He gets to say on a microphone what they whisper to themselves every time they see a black family.

Journey2goremtns1

Welcome to the Divided States of America! Buy another gun and lots of ammo.....More troops in DC than Iraq and Afghanistan combined! brain-dead and come-along are really loved! 😄 haha

Spock Here

troops are there because those white supremacists you love so much wanted to murder Pence. You seem ok with that

Blackhorsegirl

Yes, why do we continue to give Trump and his toadies oxygen. There are more important things on the map. Let’s make politics boring again and get something done.

Steve Cunningham

Blackhorsegirl Jan 10, 2021 10:39pm

Oh, and no one hates here. I am a Christian and I don’t hate. It requires too much energy and focus on the part of the hater and, to be honest, no one deserves so much of my time for a negative emotion.

#LiberalHypocrisy

john brown

Christian or kkkhristian #republiclanHate

Blackhorsegirl

And where did I use the word hate? Not giving Mr. Trump or his toadies oxygen doesn’t involve an emotion. It begins the practical process of simply ignoring Trump. After all, spoiled, tantrum throwing children require an audience. Let’s not be that audience. I stand by my words no matter how many times you choose to waste your time re-typing them. Or is it cut and paste! 😂

Core

If LaRock gets ousted, it's just fine with me. Enough of all this defending Trump stuff. As for everyone else... Yes, thats right, just keep bickering and fighting one another, it's not like we have anything bigger to tackle, right?

I get it, both sides loath one another but your time for fighting is over. It's time to come together and squash COVID and get the economy back up and running.

john brown

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] "It's time to come together and squash COVID and get the economy back up and running." Can't argue with that..dang. lol

Spock Here

Interesting article for those who don't want to be educated.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-colored-email-reading-list-20200304-utx7geiwm5hupa3t7w6xr3xqn4-story.html

Spock Here

"While the distinctions can be complicated, the information is readily available for anyone willing to seek it out. That means reading and having meaningful conversations with people of different races.

The problem is that many white people aren’t willing to work that hard. It is much easier to email a columnist and complain about how unfair it is that white people can’t use the term “colored,” though the NAACP uses it in its name."

Spock Here

"Not long ago, I would have eagerly taken the time to explain that the NAACP, which was established in 1909, was founded during a time when “colored” was acceptable. The group has since broadened its mission to include not only African Americans, but all people of color. A white woman named Elaine Soloway taught me that I shouldn’t have to do the work for others. Younger African Americans have long balked at the idea that black people have an obligation to explain race to white people. They refuse to try and educate white people about what it means to be black in America."

Mr Incredible

Then perhaps the NAACP should get off their ar ses and change their name to something more PC. This is no different than the way the term "n*gg a is used to today. It's OK for black kids to say it, but let a white kid say it in the same context and it's a Federal hate crime

john brown

[thumbdown][thumbdown][thumbdown][thumbdown][thumbdown][thumbdown] I give up? Where does one start tryin to combat such ignorance? You don't.

Spock Here

So, wow....you're mad because a group won't change their name because some people don't know how to talk? And you aren't allowed to use a word. My the white victimhood is strong here

Bryan.the.Nuri

So are you advocating for you to be able to use the n-word with impunity? And please spare us with the "well, no one should use it" tripe; black people use the word to wrest control of that word from people like you, who desperately want to be able to.

Doc Samson

Only fascist Leftists get to define words and symbols, who can use them and how, amiright? As a Jew, I'd like my rainbow back but, of course, see my previous sentence...

Bryan.the.Nuri

@doc samson, the rainbow is not a Jewish symbol.

Spock Here

"They have understood what many older black people and white people have not. The responsibility lies solely with white people, if they are interested.

Hearing this from Elaine, an 81-year-old Chicago woman, struck a chord. A few years ago, she decided to read nearly every book she could get her hands on that explained the journey of black people in America, from the Underground Railroad to the Great Migration to the memoir of a black first lady in the White House.

She did this, she said, because it was the only way to make sense of the great racial divide in America and do her part to bring people together."

john brown

like his cheetoh god, larock was too cowardly to lead the band of racist who attacked the Capitol... what a guy

john brown

"colored people" ... the only colored peopel left are the small percentage of delusional black people in the republiclan party. you republiclans are nothing but racist deplorables.

ralcabin

Racist deplorables, & that's ok for you to make that statement? NAACP, national association for the advancement of colored people, it's the title of the organization for blacks. Why hasn't it been changed if it is offensive? There has been plenty of time to do so. Washington is not Redskins anymore for a football team. Perhaps instead of burning down cities, & looting, someone would have changed an offensive title of their organization. No instead anger & violence has always been chosen, but that is deemed ok by some. It is never ok, it accomplished nothing, just like your slanderous remarks.

I mean they could change a pancake syrup, Aunt Jemima?

Is anyone able to think nowadays, or put together an intelligent thought? Once again I can only say, unbelievable.

john brown

this larock clown needs to be arrested, tried and imprisoned for participating in a coup d etat on the United States

Mr Incredible

It's too early for bong hits

john brown

only you would know ... so your mom hasn't left for work yet?

Blackhorsegirl

He got what he deserved and it wasn’t strong enough. He wants to attend a rally? Fine. To encourage a Vice President who has no authority to do so to overthrow a free and fair election is a traitorous act. The sad part is that these Republicans think this is just fun and games to cowtoe to Trump’s tantrums and lies. There is nothing “fun” about trying to overthrow a government.

captain

Be very careful what you ask for!

john brown

we scared! ......lol

Robina5

It's becoming very apparent that the Democrats are going to use every unethical tool at their disposal to impose their form of censorship and "political correctness". Disgraceful, and certainly totally un-democratic.

john brown

So not using the term "colored people" is being politically correct.... you can't make this level of hate up ...what happened to you people

Spock Here

Yes, "politically correct" for some is "respect" and "treat others as you wish to be treaed" for the rest of us.

john brown

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shinyhappypeople

Here we are just a week after the Republican President and Republican members of Congress through lies repeated ad naseum whipped a crowd of their own supporters into a maddened mob that overtook the Capitol building where they looted, ransacked and destroyed things (including defecating and smearing it on walls) resulting in the death of 5 people, and your takeaway is that Democrats are resorting to PC behavior? I would ask how you would categorize any of that behavior, or the behavior of late of David LaRock?

Spock Here

Hush, you must know that white poo is far more patriotic than "colored" poo. Gramma told me so.

Bryan.the.Nuri

So are you saying that anyone should be able to day "colored people" with impunity?

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Bryan.the.Nuri

This is your final warning, James.

Catherine Giovannoni

Mr. LaRock admits that, "In response to calls for his removal from office, LaRock then attacked his critics for failing to focus on “the needs of the colored community.”" And he continues to promote the baseless lie that the 1/6 terrorist attack was composed of anyone but Trump supporters. Shame on him. In addition to losing his committee seats he should be censured and removed. It's 2021.

libertyspirit

Come on Dave! Get with the times. The correct term these days is "people of color", not "colored people". You have to stay in touch with the nuances of politically correct semantics or you will be deemed a racist.

john brown

racist... now that is a term whose meaning and despicable membership has never changed and many on this forum know it from a personal perspective

Mr Incredible

"Racist" A word that's used by leftist to try and shut people up. They threw it around so much it lost it's meaning

john brown

No, everyday you and people liek you define the meaning of racism through your thoughts and deeds. Only racists have a problem with the word racism...maybe you prefer the term white nationalist or white supremacist or na.after all it's all ignorant hate by any of those names

Bryan.the.Nuri

I bet you have been this woke forever, huh?

Spock Here

From the linked article posted above "Now, in 2020, “people of color” often is used to refer to the collective group of non-white Americans. It is offensive to single blacks out as “colored.” That, in part, is because of the painful segregationist history associated with the term prior to the mid-1960s. “Colored-only” restrooms and water fountains are examples of harmful relics of the Jim Crow South that black people had to fight, and die, to remove from American culture."

TonyR

LaRock has become the poster boy for why we will never be great. He should resign. LaRock has shown contempt for elective democracy, truth, and the rule of law. He has contempt of POC and has, by his public statements shown that he inhabits a separate reality. He should resign. Ignoring his racism, which is endemic to the GOP, and focusing on his delusional promotion of 'antifa' as the problem shows vicious intent. Investigations are ongoing, arrests are being made. The treasonous mob that stormed the Capitol and KILLED people were white rabid white trump supporters. He should resign.

Catherine Giovannoni

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Mr Incredible

So, an elected representative uses his 1st Amendment rights to attend a rally and write a letter to an elected official, and because it goes against the ideological beliefs of the democrats that currently control Virginia, they remove someone from a committee where he has done a whole lot of good for transportation in Northern Virginia? Brilliant. Ranks right up there with shutting down all the restaurants and other small businesses in the state. What's next from the democommies, no tag removal for your car if you have a Trump bumper sticker?

kcinva

He wrote a letter to an elected official not as a private citizen, but as an elected official himself. Actions have consequences. "Demcommies?" really? :\

Mr Incredible

What are the political leanings of he big tech giants that are shutting down conservative voices?

john brown

American

Spock Here

He actually lives in the 50s....no wonder he wants to take us back with him.

Conservative

So, again we see it's okay for a certain segment of the population to use a term, but not others. People never cease to amaze me.

john brown

go forward with your need to call black people the jim crow name colored....but as a fair warning, it only works from a ha ha perspective with your "crowd"

Spock Here

From the artical link posted above: "Indeed, what is acceptable for white people to call African Americans and for black people to call themselves has evolved over the last century. The standard term has shifted from “colored” to “Negro” to “black” to “African American” as people sought to redefine themselves and their place in America."

Conservative

African American is not a skin color. Black is a skin color. African American is a term used to describe a person who immigrated to the United States from Africa and became a citizen.

Bryan.the.Nuri

So are you saying that you don't feel it is fair that black people get to use the n-word and you don't?

john brown

that's what he is saying but you and I both know he frequently uses the N word but not in public....he wants to use it in public when ever and where ever with inpunity..lol

Bryan.the.Nuri

Do you want to be able to use the n-word, too?

Joe Crane

Stay the course, Dave!

john brown

going to be hard for dave to get back to 1860

Spock Here

Let him go back and stay, but leave us here.

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