Resignation scandal prompts call from FBI to Virginia Senate

Updated

Our guest tonight from the Virginian-Pilot, Julian Walker, broke the news last night that Virginia Democratic State Senator Phillip Puckett would be resigning his seat in the state Senate. Puckett’s resignation would hand control of that body to Virginia Republicans. With that control, the state GOP would be in a much stronger position to block Governor Terry McAuliffe from expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

That was Julian Walker’s scoop.

Tonight, in his interview with Rachel, Walker broke news again when he said that according to one source the FBI has contacted the Virginia State Senate in regards to the resignation scandal.

I can tell you that I did hear from one source that, one senate source that they did field a call from an FBI official today.

Video after the jump…

The Rachel Maddow Show, 6/9/14, 10:18 PM ET

FBI looking into Virginia resignation scandal

Julian Walker, government reporter for the Virginian-Pilot, talks with Rachel Maddow about the apparently brokered resignation that will change control of the Virginia senate and breaks the news that the FBI has taken an interest in the matter.

FBI and Virginia

Resignation scandal prompts call from FBI to Virginia Senate

Updated