Speaking at a fundraising dinner, Virginia’s elected governor Glenn Youngkin told participants that the real uprising was election day 2020.
Maggie Haberman tweeted:
People who focus on Youngkin’s remarks are missing that he told a group of lawmakers threatened by rioters in the Capitol that the “real” uprising was November 3rd. And there was a shout of rejoicing. https://t.co/mr95xCMEI1
– Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) 9 November 2021
Youngkin showed his true colors just after election day. He is not a moderate fleece on which he campaigned. He is a Trump clone, and he will have power over how the 2024 presidential election will be held in Virginia.
It did not cost those Virginia voters who either did not show up to vote or turned from Biden to Youngkin to see that they had made a big mistake.
For the next four years, a state that was a ten-point victory for Joe Biden in 2020 is stuck with a Trump clone. Glenn Youngkin was never what he sold to voters, and now that the ballots have been counted and he has won, Youngkin can show the nation who he really is.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
Awards and professional membership
Member of the Association of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association