GOP Virginia gubernatorial Glenn Youngkin is closing in on Democratic challenger Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the polls. This desperation may explain the antics of an anti-Trump political group.
The Lincoln Project has taken responsibility for a hoax attempting to tie Youngkin to white supremacy, Fox News reported. However, some think the scandal-plagued group fell on its sword to cover for McAuliffe operatives eager to defeat Youngkin.
These men approached @GlennYoungkin’s bus as it pulled up saying what sounded like, “We’re all in for Glenn.” Here they are standing in front of the bus as his campaign event at Guadalajara started.@NBC29 pic.twitter.com/l681ejyBjc
— Elizabeth Holmes (@holmes_reports) October 29, 2021
Social media lit up after a photo went viral that featured a handful of people holding tiki torches in front of Youngkin’s campaign bus. The imagery suggested solidarity with white supremacists who marched in the 2017 alt-right Unite the Night rally to make it seem Younkin had this cohort on his side.
The group was reportedly chanting something to the effect of being “all in for Glenn.” They were all wearing baseball caps, sunglasses, white button-down shirts, and chinos, but the internet quickly figured out they were Democrat operatives — and it wasn’t long before the jig was up.
The Lincoln Project put out a statement taking the blame. It claimed it was an effort to goad Youngkin for not denouncing the largely-debunked lie that Trump supported the Charlottesville marchers.
“The Lincoln Project has run advertisements highlighting the hate unleashed in Charlottesville as well as Glenn Youngkin’s continued failure to denounce Donald Trump’s ‘very fine people on both sides,’” the group claimed in a news release. “We will continue to draw this contrast in broadcast videos, on our social media platforms, and at Youngkin rallies,” it said.
“Today’s demonstration was our way of reminding Virginians what happened in Charlottesville four years ago, the Republican Party’s embrace of those values, and Glenn Youngkin’s failure to condemn it,” the group claimed. Whatever the excuse, this stunt smacks of desperation as McAuliffe’s lead slips away and could drive Republicans to the polls in droves.
The battle over the public schools had made Youngkin a voter favorite in the final days of the campaign. Meanwhile, McAuliffe and his ilk are running scared now that the people of Virginia have woken up to the fact that radical leftism ruins everything — especially public schools.