RICHMOND, VA – Last night, Governor Youngkin appeared on Fox News for an interview on Laura Ingraham’s Ingraham Angle. In his latest national media push in preparation for his 2024 presidential bid, Youngkin appeared unable to answer the most rudimentary question about how much land China is actually buying in Virginia – before suggesting that China was attempting to buy land “adjacent” to the Pentagon, Naval Station Norfolk, Quantico, and NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.
“He doesn’t have the data to back up any of his claims,” said Liam Watson, Press Secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia. “Youngkin dodged the direct question about how much land the CCP actually owns, and then he suggests China is attempting to buy frontage property outside the Pentagon. This is just another example of Youngkin making policy decisions without first equipping himself with an adequate understanding of reality, pretending to solve a problem that doesn’t exist, to further his own political ambitions.”
Governor Youngkin’s singular focus on packing his resume with anything that can be labeled as “foreign policy experience” before announcing a 2024 campaign was a critical component of last month’s State of the Commonwealth Address, and continues to be a theme in his press appearances.