John Brownlee on Jeff Frederick
Q6. As someone seeking a statewide office, you will have a role in leadership. McDonnell has called for Frederick to resign. Where do you stand?
Brownlee: I look at this question from the perspective of a U.S. Attorney. First thing you do is look at the evidence. No one has shown me the evidence against Frederick. I’ve seen the allegations, and they are very serious. It would be inappropriate for me, particularly as a former U.S. Attorney, to sit here this evening to make a judgement about someone and make a judgement about someone else. Cuccinelli has seen the evidence, so I will let him. As a prosecutor, I have a great respect for jury verdicts, and a great respect for elections. The SSC will review this evidence. It should be open and transparent, and the leaders of the party will make that judgement based on the evidence, and evidence alone. That’s my advice as a former prosecutor.