Former Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli weighs in on McDonnell sentencing

Posted at 12:45 AM, Feb 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-03 05:58:48-05

Virginia Beach, Va. -  Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli made his way to Virginia Beach on Monday to talk about privacy in the digital age, but he also weighed in on the sentencing of the former First Family.

"Our hearts melt for the McDonnell's and their family," said Cuccinelli. "This has been a very sad and unfortunate time chapter for Virginia."

Former Governor Bob McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison almost a month ago. He was scheduled to report to prison on Feb. 9, but is being allowed to stay out of prison during his appeal.

"The appeal will go forward, what they will do with it I don't know," explained Cuccinelli. "It's one of those things that the Supreme Court is interested in so this could go on for awhile."

On Feb. 20 Maureen McDonnell will report to court for her sentencing, but according to Cuccinelli, this is uncharted territory for the state.

"There is no precedent for a first lady, so I don't know what to expect. I think the whole ordeal has been so painful and damaging to them [the McDonnell's] it's hard seeing adding much more to that. But we will have to see what Judge Spencer has in mind."