Morgan McGarvey’s fellow Democratic opponents in the 19th District State Senate race keep urging us to discuss his background. Unfortunately, none of them have the guts to speak up about it. They’re terrified of the establishment. And that leads us to believe they’re no more fit to serve in public office than McGarvey.
That said… let’s take a look at McGarvey’s real world problem.
You’re familiar with writ of possession/writ of eviction, right? The process where a bank goes to court for an order instructing the sheriff to forcibly evict people from their home within 24 hours? Even if the person is elderly or a family member is deathly ill or pregnant? Sure you are. You can Google it if you’re not.
You’re probably also familiar with the reality that the big banks that were investigated for mortgage fraud – and subsequently settled with the Department of Justice with the blessing of Jack Conway (McGarvey’s former boss) – are the very banks McGarvey’s law firm represents. Writ of possession is even a service his law firm promotes on its website:
Some of his firms big Wall Street clients that utilized writ of possession – often illegally and in instances of robosigning?
- Bank of America
Here it is on his site:
Just to name a few.
It’s a practice that has cost not only hard working families without the ability to pay a lawyer their homes, it’s directly impacted thousands of Louisvillians and Kentuckians.
It’s a practice many of those big banks continue to rely on as they’re continually investigated for mortgage fraud.
Unfortunately for McGarvey, he can’t say his salary paid by the firm never included funds derived from the practice. So just roll your eyes when he and his folks foam at the mouth about it in reaction.
It’s a real shame the Courier-Journal editorial board ignored this reality when the group gave him preferential treatment during a recent interview of the candidates. Gary Demling, Sarah Lynn Cunningham and Amy Shoemaker were repeatedly cut off while McGarvey was allowed to speak at length. Strangely, none of them were allowed to follow-up on what McGarvey had to say.
It’s also a real shame his opponents don’t have the drive to really differentiate themselves from the establishment by discussing issues like this.
And you wonder why Kentucky can’t have nice things.