7 Virginia Congress members ask for no retrial of McDonnell

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Several members of Virginia’s congressional delegation are asking Attorney General Loretta Lynch not to bring another case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell.

In a letter recently sent to the U.S. Justice Department, Republican Rep. Scott Rigell and others say it would be “unwise and unfair” to retry McDonnell after the Supreme Court unanimously overturned his corruption conviction in June. The letter says McDonnell’s family has suffered financially and emotionally over the past three years.

Democratic Rep. Don Beyer and Republican Reps. David Brat, Barbara Comstock, Randy Forbes, Morgan Griffith and Rob Wittman also signed the letter.

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