Virginia Republican gubernatorial hopeful Glenn Youngkin referred to as out his opponent, former Gov. Terence McAuliffe for each claiming mother and father mustn’t have management over their kids’s curriculum – whereas additional underlining the very fact the Democrat helps masks and vaccine mandates, however was caught violating President Biden’s federal order for face coverings on interstate transit.
“What we saw last night on full display with flashing red lights was Terry McAuliffe’s heart,” Youngkin mentioned on “The Ingraham Angle” of their debate in Alexandria on Tuesday.
“[H]e believes that government and politicians know better for our children than parents. He wants to exclude parents from being involved in educating our children.”
“Virginia parents have been standing up for the rights of their kids for the last 20 months, fighting against school boards who have been trying to impose all kinds of things on them. They’ve been asking for schools to be open, and what you saw last night was… [McAuliffe] wants to dictate what they learn, he wants to teach our children how to think, and he wants to excuse parents from all of it.”
Youngkin additionally ripped the longtime Clinton confidant for brazenly violating Biden’s USDOT mask mandate whereas on the identical time supporting such restrictions for different Americans.
McAuliffe was caught unmasked within the aisle of an Amtrak prepare leaving Pennsylvania Station in New York on July 29 – talking on a cellphone whereas standing close to a placard reminding passengers of the federal edict.
“Here’s the hypocrisy of Terry McAuliffe and what he wants to be the ruling class,” Youngkin mentioned.
“His worldview is ‘I know better than you’, and yet it doesn’t have to apply to me. We saw it just a couple weeks ago when he’s been calling for mask mandates, and then he boards a train and violates federal law and won’t even put a mask on,” the Falls Church Republican mentioned.
Youngkin, a former govt on the Carlyle Group, is making his first foray into electoral politics, whereas McAuliffe hopes to maintain Bob McDonnell – the predecessor to his first time period – because the Commonwealth’s most up-to-date Republican governor.
Incumbent Ralph Northam is term-limited, as state regulation doesn’t enable for governors to be reelected to consecutive phrases.
In an announcement to Fox News on Friday, a McAuliffe marketing campaign spokesperson pushed again on criticisms of his feedback:
“As Fox News’ own poll showed yesterday, Virginia parents are supporting Terry over Glenn by nearly double digits and anti-vaccine advocate.”
“Glenn Youngkin is trying to distract from what he made abundantly clear on the debate stage: if he had his way, our schools would be closing, children would be sick and quarantined, and our economy would be in the ditch. Terry McAuliffe is the only candidate with a real plan to end this pandemic, keep kids safe, and give every Virginia child a world-class education,” the spokesperson mentioned.
Fox News’ Alexandria Hoff contributed to this report.
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