June 13, 2021 News & Press Releases

Glenn Youngkin Lurches Further to the Right Since Terry McAuliffe’s Victory, Doubles Down on Opposition to Raising the Minimum Wage

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Richmond, VA — Terry McAuliffe’s decisive primary victory has sent Glenn Youngkin into a far-right tailspin that would make Amanda Chase proud. Youngkin has already spent months showing Virginians his extreme views — but now, he is sprinting even further to the right with his dangerous agenda. 

Since Tuesday’s robust Democratic primary, Youngkin has doubled down on:

  • His opposition to raising the minimum wage to $15/hour — a policy the vast majority of Americans support
  • His opposition to paid sick, family and medical leave for Virginians. 
  • His anti-LGBTQ record — refusing to support marriage equality.
  • His repeated refusal to name a single issue on which he disagrees with Donald Trump or the national GOP.

“Since Terry McAuliffe became the Democratic nominee for Governor, Glenn Youngkin has found new ways to tell Virginia families how extreme he is,” said Manuel Bonder, DPVA spokesman. “While Terry is laser-focused on building a better economic future for people across the commonwealth, Youngkin is busy doubling down on an extreme right-wing agenda that will hurt Virginia’s economy and prop up Donald Trump.”