Last Updated on March 9, 2020
As Virginia’s Senate Democrats voted Saturday to allow the removal of war memorials dedicated to Confederate heroes, they were joined by two Republicans, Senators Emmett Hangar, and Bryce Reeves, the latter of whom has been accused of threatening a fellow Republican over her Facebook post drawing attention to the vote.
Following the passage of Senate Bill 183, Senator Amanda Chase took to Facebook, as she usually does after a vote, to inform her constituents on the much-anticipated outcome.
“So the liberal Democrats and Senators Reeves and Hangar vote in favor of erasing history with partisan talking points on the Senate floor,” wrote Chase.
Apparently, Reeves took exception to Chase’s post and, as detailed in a subsequent post to Chase’s account, the Senator allegedly flew off the handle and threatened Chase for informing Virginians of the vote he had just cast.
According to Chase, Reeves approached her, phone in hand, her Facebook post displayed on screen, demanding to know whether or not it was really Chase who had made the post. After Chase replied “yes,” she says Reeves absolutely lost it.
“He walked back over to his desk, stood up angrily pointing at me and in a threatening manner said, ‘That’s it. I’m taking you down. You’re done…finished. I’m coming after you. And you’ll never recover.’ My seat mates all witnessed it.”
Chase has become a vocal member of the opposition to Democrat-led bills to give illegal immigrants driver’s licenses, remove monuments to Virginia’s history, and, in the view of many, infringe on the Second Amendment. She recently declared her intent to run for Governor in 2021.