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Here’s Who Should Be Most Embarrassed by That ‘White Supremacist’ Political Stunt in Virginia

SO WHAT

This is a culmination of failed attempts by Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe and others to derail Youngkin’s surging campaign with claims he’s a “MAGA” racist.

WHAT HAPPENED

Political operatives holding tiki torches – symbols intended to recall the 2017 white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally – impersonated supporters of Youngkin as the GOP candidate made a stop in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump political committee action, and liberal activist Lauren Windsor claimed responsibility for the political stunt within hours.

  • “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 Lincoln Project said in a statement.
  • McAuliffe’s campaign denied any involvement.

WHO FELL FOR IT

Although the stunt was quickly clocked by conservative Twitter commentators, members of the media, McAuliffe staffers and other Democrats initially appeared to be fooled and later had to delete embarrassing tweets:

MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner urged fellow Virginians to protest the “blatant display of racism, hatred and intolerance” by voting Democrat in the governor’s race.

The Jewish Democratic Council of America highlighted the incident as proof that Youngkin supports “antisemitism and hatred.”

Multiple members of McAuliffe’s campaign staff seized on the stunt, leading conservatives to question their purported non-involvement.

MEANWHILE

Youngkin has surged to a late lead in the polls ahead of Election Day Tuesday — reflecting a growing pro-GOP, or anti-Democrat, sentiment nationwide.

 

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