Virginia mother and father on Monday slammed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s current assertion that oldsters shouldn’t be telling colleges what to show.

“It’s him demonstrating a fundamental lack of understanding of how the government works. The school board is elected by the parents, the parents are the authority, the citizens are the authority over the school board, and actually, over all governments in the United States. So, I know he was governor before, but he seems to be confused about how these things work,” disabled U.S. Army veteran Joe Mobley informed “Fox & Friends.”

Mobley, a Virginia father of three, mentioned McAuliffe’s help for instructing important race principle in colleges will “absolutely” drive turnout for Republican Glenn Youngkin.


Former Virginia governor McAuliffe and Youngkin sparred throughout the second and closing debate of Virginia’s governor’s race on Tuesday, nevertheless it was one touch upon colleges by McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate, that drew the ire of conservatives. 

“I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” McAuliffe, who beforehand served as governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018, mentioned throughout the debate in Alexandria, Virginia.

McAuliffe made the remarks in response to Youngkin, the Republican candidate, who argued that oldsters ought to be extra concerned within the choices of native college districts. Conservative social media responded. 

“Parents are in control of their kids. Not @TerryMcAuliffe. Never,” one consumer wrote on Twitter. 

“Make sure every parent in Virginia hears this before they vote,” tweeted former Trump adviser Stephen Miller.

“Terry McAuliffe is pro-choice unless the decision belongs to the parents of a school-aged kid,” replied Autumn Johnson.

Terry McAuliffe tonight in a debate…….I don’t think parents should have a say in what is taught in schools…… This is exactly why he should never hold a position of power ever again,” one other consumer wrote. 

“Oh no? Who should decide what kids get taught @TerryMcAuliffe? You?” one other replied. 

At the talk, Youngkin agreed that native college districts ought to make these choices, however he demanded they embrace mother and father within the dialogue and “concepts of safety and privacy” within the dialogue. 

President of Loudon County GOP Women’s Club Patti Hidalgo Menders mentioned McAuliffe’s feedback are “just wrong.” Menders is a mom of six boys.

“Parents are the first educators of any child, and we do elect these local elected officials to represent us and our children, and what he said is that parents are not allowed to have a say on what our children learn, and that’s just wrong,” Menders mentioned.

Fox News’ Michael Lee contributed to this report