September 16, 2021 News & Press Releases

Glenn Youngkin’s Track Record: Failed Leadership, Outsourced Jobs, and Abhorrent Treatment of Patients

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Richmond, VA — In this election, Virginia has a choice between Terry McAuliffe — a tested, trusted leader with a record of getting things done for Virginians — and Glenn Youngkin, a Trump loyalist whose entire career at the Carlyle Group is one of killing American jobs and harming working people. Youngkin himself has told Virginians that:

“I will own everything that happened at Carlyle because I was there” 

With that in mind, let’s take a walk down memory lane of the track record Youngkin has promised to own.

Harrowing reporting from The Washington Post detailed the results of Glenn Youngkin’s “leadership” in destroying nursing homes: bankruptcy, increased health risks, devastating lack of care for patients, skyrocketing health code violations, and hundreds of layoffs. “It was horrible — my mom would call us every day crying when she was in there,” said the family of one patient who was subjected to Carlyle’s abhorrent treatment.

It has also been reported that under Glenn Youngkin’s leadership, Carlyle companies raised rents on seniors — forcing many to choose between food, medicine, and housing. One resident detailed her experience, saying that “they don’t realize that these are peoples’ homes. We’re not just numbers on a spreadsheet… they have no conscience.”

Glenn Youngkin has also spent his career outsourcing American jobs all over the world. Under his leadership, Carlyle-owned companies offshored at least 1,300 jobs, moving U.S. jobs to IndiaKorea, and the Dominican Republic, among others.

And as if this wasn’t bad enough — after all of the jobs he helped outsource and all the medical patients and working families who suffered from Glenn Youngkin’s decisions — he was pushed out of his company for his failed leadership.

Virginia deserves much, much better than Youngkin’s cruel, disastrous track record in the governor’s mansion.