The LeMieux Center for Public Policy hosts Former Virginia Governor

Exactly three months after being cleared of federal corruption charges, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell spoke publicly about his faith and overcoming adversity

During a presentation hosted by the LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University on December 8th, 2016. Throughout the ordeal, McDonnell maintained his innocence. He said he found comfort in the Psalms of David, particularly in the verse “Vindicate me in your righteousness, Lord my God” (Psalm 35:24). Among the lessons he learned were to look through the lens of eternity and to focus on loving God and loving your neighbor, he said. McDonnell also says not to put too much trust in the government. “The justice system in America is the best justice system in the world, but it’s not perfect. It’s made up of imperfect people, and power does things to people,” he said. At the end of his discussion, McDonnell said, “The thing we should never tolerate are people that are in office that are doing things that violate the oath of office, that violate the public trust and are in it for self-serving reasons. That violates all the other things we believe about public service.”

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