Former Obama adviser Robert Gibbs suggested Monday that Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) should step down from his post in favor of a “caretaker” governor until the upcoming election.
“I think at some point, you begin to really and truly ask the question, that is it time for Gov. McDonnell to step aside, honestly? We’ve had this drip, drip, drip of embarrassing allegations. And I say embarrassing, I don’t know if $120,000 in unreported loans, that should be probably worth larger than embarrassment on this,” Gibbs was quoted by Politico saying on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Gibbs’ comments come in the wake of a new Washington Post report that found his wife, Maureen McDonnell, spent nearly $10,000 from the Republican governor’s PAC on clothing, which, while unusual, is legal under Virginia’s lax campaign finance laws.
“The Virginia Legislature should close that loophole, uh, yesterday,” Gibbs said.
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