The Virginia Atty General Was Barely On The Job And Already Cleaned House…..

Within hours of taking office, Virginia’s newly sworn-in Attorney General Jason Miyares announced major investigations into the Virginia Parole Board and Loudoun County Public Schools.

Virginia’s AG Miyares also notified about 30 staff members that they will no longer be employed by the office of the attorney general, 17 of whom were attorneys, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Miyares announced in December that Andrew Ferguson, who served as chief counsel to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, would be Virginia’s next solicitor general, succeeding Michelle Kallen.

Miyares spokesperson Victoria LaCivita said, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch report:

“During the campaign, it was made clear that now-Attorney General-elect Miyares and Attorney General Herring have very different visions for the office. We are restructuring the office, as every incoming AG has done in the past.”

Former AG Herring spokesperson Charlotte Gomer commented regarding the fired staff members via 13NewsNow:

“These are dedicated and professional public servants who do important work, like investigate wrongful convictions, protect Virginians’ civil rights, help to ensure free and fair elections, and prevent human trafficking and opioid abuse. Their absence will be a significant loss to the mission of the Office of Attorney General.”

Miyares announced on Twitter his intention for his office to investigate scandals involving the Virginia Parole Board and Loudoun County schools, and that some of these investigations have already been opened.

Sources: DailyCaller, 13NewsNow, Richmond Times-Dispatch