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VA Dem. Lt. Gov. Candidate Susan Platt Proposes Trump Protest, Is Subject to Vile Threats


The worst of the internet – in this case Fairfax Underground – strikes again, viciously attacking Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Susan Platt for the audacity of “organizing a protest to send a message to PGA leaders that they are too prestigious of an organization to hold events at Trump golf clubs.” A bit of background is that “President Donald Trump owns Trump National Golf Club, a golf course just a few miles from my home, and later this month he will be hosting the Senior PGA Tournament.” So…Susan Platt proposed that people “gather on public property next to Trump’s golf club and do what we do best: Resist.” Horrible, huh? I mean, the First Amendment and all that. Anyway, see below for some screen shots of the vitriol, including apparent threats to Susan Platt’s safety.  Also see the Platt campaign’s statement, below. I think we can all agree – whether this crap occurs against a Democrat, Republican, or anyone else – that it’s completely unacceptable.

“While Susan’s safety and her family’s safety is of paramount importance, she’s not going to be intimidated by a few fringe commenters hiding behind screen names spewing lame hate and empty threats. She’s not going to be silenced or deterred by bullies. Throughout the Commonwealth, we have seen places of worship and Jewish centers vandalized with Swastikas. We have seen a torch-burning rally resembling a KKK lynch mob. We have seen Muslim Americans bullied in our schools and in our streets. Donald Trump is responsible for inciting this violence. If a woman with Susan’s backbone doesn’t stand up to hateful people and a hateful president, who will?”

  • Will be interesting to see how the far-right, Trumpster trolls react to this!

    Susan Platt Calls for the Commonwealth of Virginia to Take Down Confederate Monuments, Rename Confederate Highways and Public Buildings

    Great Falls, Virginia — Today, former Joe Biden chief of staff and candidate for lieutenant governor Susan Platt called for the Commonwealth to devise and implement a plan to take down Confederate monuments and rename Confederate highways and other public buildings.

    “If I am elected lieutenant governor, I will ask the governor to appoint me to lead a commission charged with taking down Confederate monuments as well as renaming Confederate-themed highways and public buildings,” Platt said. “Our taxpayer dollars should not be used to celebrate a rebellion against the United States of America, a rebellion intended to maintain slavery.”

    Platt suggested two alternate names that could be considered for highways and public buildings.

    “Think about it,” Platt said, “Instead of Robert E. Lee, we could have highways and schools named for L. Douglas Wilder and Mary Sue Terry. Children do not grow up aspiring to become Confederate generals, so why not give the next generation some leaders who they can look up to?”

    Platt said she was inspired to make this announcement by leaders in Charlottesville and New Orleans who made courageous decisions to take down Confederate memorials.

    “Virginia should lead by being the first state to take action,” she said.

    “We should not celebrate parts of our history that aren’t worthy of celebration. Virginia is for lovers. Let’s live those values and move forward in a way that remembers our past but embraces our present.”