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With Their Complete Failures to Push Back on Unhinged, Dangerous Rhetoric By Supporters, Jason Miyares and Glenn Youngkin Prove One Thing: They Are Certainly No John McCain!

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See below for examples of: a) how NOT to respond to dangerous/unhinged rhetoric and QAnon-style lunacy by your supporters, courtesy of Virginia GOP Attorney General nominee Jason Miyares, who “sort of chuckled” at a supporter falsely and appallingly calling President Biden a “pedophile”; and b) how TO respond to dangerous/unhinged/racist rhetoric by your supporters, courtesy of former U.S. Senator John McCain, who famously pushed back on one of his anti-Arab/racist supporters, telling her that Barack Obama is a “decent family man, citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues, and that’s what this campaign is all about.

So if John McCain could do that in the midst of a heated, closely contested election for president of the United States, why is it sooooo hard for Jason Miyares to do it in a Virginia AG race? Or Glenn Youngkin, for that matter, who recently failed completely to push back on (and if anything seemed to encourage) a conspiratorial audience member who falsely believes that Trump won the 2020 election. In short, Miyares and Youngkin – and today’s Republican Party – have moved fallen far, FAR from the John McCain standard of how one of the party’s nominees should respond to unhinged rhetoric by supporters…

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