Ties to MWAA Woes Cut Both Ways
Examiner: GOP was aware of an insider deal with outgoing board member before politicizing it.
As the legal wrangling continues over one Democrat's seat on the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Board of Directors, the contract given to another outgoing board member recently opened a new political battle over the group that is tasked with constructing Metro’s Silver Line project.
Earlier this year, after Republicans criticized MWAA for pushing a project labor agreement requirement on the second phase of the Silver Line, information surfaced that members of McDonnell’s administration were aware of PLA negotiation.
This week, the Washington Examiner found that GOP officials also were aware that MWAA was planning to give a contract to outgoing member Mame Reiley, despite politicizing the issue with an event at the Loudoun County Courthouse.