Richmond, VA — This week, Glenn Youngkin suffered several brutal setbacks in his already weak, unsteady, desperate campaign for governor of Virginia.
First, it was reported that Glenn’s abysmal track record at Carlyle includes harming workers with disabilities. Then, it became public that Youngkin will be headlining an “election integrity rally” sponsored by extreme Republicans who attended the January 6th insurrection. After that, it was reported that one of Younkin’s top Virginia endorsers was among those at the insurrection. Then, a Youngkin-bankrolled House of Delegates candidate was caught spewing anti-semitism at a Youngkin campaign event.
See below for a recap of yet another terrible week for Glenn Youngkin.
New Reporting Highlighted Youngkin’s Track Record Taking Advantage of Workers with Disabilities
As Virginians learn more about who Glenn Youngkin is, the results aren’t pretty. This week, new reporting highlighted how Youngkin’s abysmal track record includes taking advantage of workers with disabilities. In one instance, under Glenn’s so-called leadership, a disabled employee was paid 11 cents an hour.
- The American Independent: Virginia governor candidate connected to firm that paid disabled worker 11 cents an hour
Glenn Youngkin Lambasted for Headlining Insurrectionist-Sponsored “Election Integrity Rally”
Glenn Youngkin launched his campaign on Donald Trump’s election lies. Youngkin spent months refusing to say that Joe Biden was legitimately elected. He will not separate himself from Donald Trump on any policy area — even refusing to condemn the disgraced former president for his role in the January 6th insurrection. Now, he is rallying with extreme Republicans like Bob Good and continuing to push hardline voting rights restrictions.
Here’s what Virginians read this week about Youngkin’s plan to headline upcoming Trump conspiracy rally.
- The Washington Post: Youngkin to participate in ‘election integrity’ rally at Liberty University
- ABC News: McAuliffe calls on Youngkin to cancel appearance at local GOP's rally billed around 'election integrity'
- The Hill: McAuliffe calls on Youngkin to drop out of 'election integrity' rally
- WDBJ: Republican event draws Democratic criticism
- Virginia Scope: McAuliffe and Ayala call on their Republican opponents to drop out of election integrity rally
- Augusta Free Press: McAuliffe pushes Youngkin to drop out of ‘election integrity’ event
- The Hill: Virginia Democrats seek to tie Youngkin to Trump's election claims
- WRIC: Virginia Democrats condemn GOP’s ‘election integrity’ rally at Liberty University
New Report: One of Glenn Youngkin’s Top Virginia Surrogates Attended Jan. 6th Insurrection
As has been reported, Youngkin refuses to condemn the disgraced former president for his role in the January 6th insurrection. He also launched his campaign on Donald Trump’s election lies and spent months refusing to say that Joe Biden was legitimately elected. Now, Youngkin is rallying with extreme Republicans like Bob Good and continuing to push hardline voting rights restrictions.
Given the opportunity to disavow this dangerous behavior from one of his top allies, Youngkin refused -- proving once again that he is too extreme for Virginia.
Youngkin Endorser and Republican Candidate Caught Making Horrific Antisemitic Remarks
Julie Perry, a Republican candidate for the House of Delegates and fervent Youngkin supporter, compared being a conservative teacher in Virginia to being Jewish in Nazi Germany.
"To come out and say that you’re a teacher on the right is almost as dangerous as...going through Germany in the 1930s and saying ‘I’m Jewish.’ It’s gotten that bad,” said Perry.
Glenn Youngkin is Perry’s top campaign funder.
Unfortunately, Perry’s antisemitic comments are far from the exception when it comes to Youngkin aligning himself with the hateful extremism in the his party. Youngkin has earned the endorsement of Corey Stewart -- known for his ties to white nationalist groups and campaigned alongside Amanda Chase, who has argued in favor of maintaining confederate monuments to preserve “white history.” And Youngkin has pledged his complete allegiance to Donald Trump — even refusing to condemn Trump’s role in the January 6 insurrection.
Perry’s comments aren’t even the first time Virginia Republicans have spouted antisemitism this year. Virginia RNC committee member Patricia Lyman made news in February for comparing Donald Trump’s impeachment to a Nazi show trial.