May 12, 2021 News & Press Releases

Glenn Youngkin Can’t Run from His Support for Donald Trump’s Big Lie

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Richmond, VA — Glenn Youngkin spent his entire Republican convention campaign refusing to say President Biden was legitimately elected and repeating the Big Lie that led to the deaths of five people on January 6th. Today, his campaign believes Youngkin refuted months of precedent, yet he still couldn’t call the election fair and legitimate. 

The Democratic Party of Virginia released the following statement from spokesman Manuel Bonder in response:

“Glenn Youngkin doesn’t get a pass after months perpetuating Donald Trump’s dangerous lie that led to the January 6th insurrection and cost American lives. Until Youngkin denounces this lie and clearly says Donald Trump lost to President Biden in a free, fair, and legitimate election, we’ll take him at his word that he believes ‘election integrity’ is the most important issue in this race.” 

Youngkin will forever be guilty of advancing Trump’s far-right extremism — and he will be held accountable for it.”