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Video: Glenn Youngkin’s Ridiculous, Smarmy, Dishonest, Fox “News”-Style Speech to the VA House, Senate “Money Committees”

Sen. Louise Lucas: "A picture will do better than words to describe what I thought about  @GovernorVA’s presentation to us this morning."

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See below for video and a few reactions to Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s ridiculous, dishonest, smarmy, faux-sincere speech to the Virginia House and Senate “money committees” this morning. A few “highlights include”:

  • Youngkin basically made a campaign speech right now to the “money committees.” Ridiculous. He sounded like he’s on Fox “News”…lots of b.s. right-wing talking points. Gross.
  • Youngkin, among other things, touted Andrew F’ing Wheeler (!), blathered about supposedly “failed federal policies” and about how horrible it was that schools went to virtual learning during COVID (without mentioning the reason WHY), etc.
  • Sen. Mamie Locke tweeted: “Blaming the federal government for his own failed policies. The federal government is not responsible for Virginia no longer being the #1 state for business. How about teacher retention instead of tip lines? Pay teachers what they are worth, above the national average. But it’s okay to demean the FBI? That’s law enforcement if I’m not mistaken, Governor.”
  • As Sen. Louise Lucas tweeted, “The Governor said today he wants to make Virginia one of the best states to live, work and raise a family. Will somebody please tell the Governor that we are already a great state and that we that we will not let him mess it up!” and “In response to the Governor @SenatorLocke just said his ‘tip line equals soft bigotry’. Someone sent me this picture, looks like she felt the same way I did about the speech!
  • Also from Sen. Lucas: “A picture will do better than words to describe what I thought about  @GovernorVA’s presentation to us this morning.”
  • VAPLAN tweeted, “My first thought when I heard him give that ridiculous line was ‘does anyone who’s NOT a bigot ever talk about ‘the soft bigotry of low expectations?‘”
  • Del. Eileen Filler-Corn tweeted, “The rosy outlook @GovernorVA just painted about Virginia’s economy (made possible by Dems) will all be in danger if he passes his proposed abortion bans. What major employer wants to relocate to a state that outlaws women’s healthcare choices?

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