Elections in Virginia are heating up as both Democrat gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe, and his Republican opponent Gleen Youngkin seek to take office. While both parties had a rather lively debate, McAuliffe appeared to take center stage as he made some rather troubling comments about what he would do if he won. Not shying away, McAuliffe went after parents attacking school boards and trying to stand up for what is being taught to their kids. As McAuliffe sees it, “I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decision. I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” 


Probably one of the most memorable moments of the debate, a member of Virginia Rising Action caught up with McAuliffe on Wednesday to ask him some questions about his remarks. “Who do you think should be in control of education if not Virginia parents?” While a simple question, McAuliffe decided to go on the defense and asked the person if they’d been vaccinated.


Instead of answering, McAuliffe literally thrust his finger in the camera and shouted, “Have you been vaccinated yet? That’s the question I wanna know. You should have a mask on … you’re dangerous here.” The Democrat then quickly hurried away as he climbed into an SUV, again shouting, “I’ll build education. That’s why Fox News has me leading. Glenn Youngkin destroyed Virginia’s education system.” He finished with, “Alright, let’s get at it, buddy.”

While McAuliffe’s response was outrageous, his remarks about the polls are correct. He does hold a slight lead over Youngkin. But that is due to the Republican candidate blaming rising crime rates on white supremacists. 

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Youngkin even ran an ad with a person who has been directly affected by white supremacy. “It was hatred that killed my father and eight others in a church Bible study,” Ms. Simmons tells viewers. “That type of evil is driving the rising crime here, in Virginia. Right now, all of our communities are at a crossroads.” Simmons ends with, “That’s why we need Glenn Youngkin. I know Glenn. He is a compassionate leader who knows how to unify Virginians and create the change we need to protect our communities. We need a new direction and a new Governor. For me, that’s Glenn Youngkin.”