Virginia legal professional common Jason Miyares has fired the highest attorneys at George Mason College and the College of Virginia, The Washington Publish reported.
Counselors for the 2 public universities are appointed by the legal professional common.
Tim Heaphy, former counsel for the College of Virginia, was on depart to research the Jan. 6, 2021, rebel on the U.S. Capitol earlier than Miyares dismissed him. Victoria LaCivita, a spokesperson for the legal professional common’s workplace, known as Heaphy’s rent controversial and stated that former Democratic legal professional common Mark Herring had “excluded many certified inner candidates when he introduced on this explicit college counsel.” Heaphy’s dismissal was not associated to his present investigation, the spokesperson stated.
Michael Kelly, Herring’s former chief of employees, contested this characterization of Heaphy, noting that “removed from being controversial, his rent was celebrated by the college group and management.”
Brian Walther, former counsel for George Mason College, was fired in order that Miyares can choose somebody who shares his “philosophy and authorized strategy,” LaCivita instructed the Publish. Heaphy and Walther are Democrats; Miyares is a Republican.
Miyares has fired at the very least 30 employees members since taking workplace Jan. 15.