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VA Del. Alex Askew Denounces “Overtly Racist” GOP Mailers Depicting Him “Bound and Hanging By Taut Rope” and “That Showed His Likeness Burning”

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See below for a statement from Del. Alex Askew’s campaign in which he “denounced a GOP attack mailer sent to thousands of his constituents depicting him as bound and hanging by taut rope as overtly racist.” Askew’s statement adds, “The mailer comes just three weeks after a separate racially discriminatory attack that showed his likeness burning.” Just appalling…but don’t hold your breath for Glenn Youngkin et al to condemn this, given their embrace of racist Donald Trump, their silence on the anti-Semitic attacks against Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, etc, etc.

DELEGATE ALEX ASKEW STATEMENT ON PATTERN OF RACIST MAILERS

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Delegate Alex Askew (HD-85) today denounced a GOP attack mailer sent to thousands of his constituents depicting him as bound and hanging by taut rope as overtly racist. The mailer comes just three weeks after a separate racially discriminatory attack that showed his likeness burning.

“Depicting any black person as burning or hanging propagates  some of the most dangerous, racist tropes in history,” said Askew. “I’m a black man. These dog whistle attacks have no place in our politics.”

Askew called on Karen Greenhalgh and the Republican Party of Virginia to immediately apologize for the renderings and demanded accountability on racism in the Delegate race.

 

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