If you haven’t seen it yet, definitely check out the brutally accurate editorial this morning by the Daily Progress regarding far-right-extremist VA07 GOP(Q) nominee Yesli Vega. See below for the key points, and for more information on Vega, see NEW: Yesli Vega (VA-07) Deletes Trump Support from Twitter Bio (DCCC: “After proudly touting her Trump affiliation in the primary, Yesli Vega is now attempting to walk it back”); NEW: DPVA Releases “Why Yesli Vega is Is Too Extreme for Virginia” (Among other things, Vega applauded the Supreme Court overturning Roe and “doubted the likelihood that women who are raped could become pregnant.”); Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) Responds After Yesli Vega Says “We Have to” Shut Down the Federal Government ; Yesli Vega Faces Criticism 10 Years After Todd Akin’s “Legitimate Rape” Comments; etc. And finally, make sure you support Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07)’s reelection!
- “Here is what Vega’s campaign boils down to so far: She opposes teaching about institutional racism in schools and wants parents to call the shots on library books that mention race, sex and gender identity. She supports forced pregnancies for women in behalf of the babies she won’t have to raise. She wants almost every kind of gun available to almost anyone drawing breath. And she hates all things Democratic.”
- “In other words, she wants to be like Bob Good. Or Marjorie Taylor Greene. Or Lauren Boebert. Or any of the other members of the House Freedom Caucus who proudly refuse to be bipartisan and vote against almost everything that arises.”
- “As the two-month run-up to the Nov. 8 election progresses, Yesli Vega may yet stand for something that serves her district and not her dogma.”