For more information on who Glenn Youngkin will be campaigning for today…see Politico Reports Youngkin Will Campaign for Hard-Right Nevada Gov Candidate Who’s 100% Anti-Abortion, Anti-“Red Flag Laws,” Pro-“Don’t-Say-Gay” Laws, Anti-Immigrant, etc. A few “highlights” include:
- Lombardo has bought into a lot of far-right stuff, including on elections (although he’s not an all-out 2020 election denier, he supports ending universal mail ballots), guns (he opposes Red Flag laws, any restrictions on “ghost guns” or high-capacity magazines), so-called “sanctuary cities” and undocumented immigrants (apparently including the vast majority who are non-violent), “defunding the police” (which is a straw man, since Democrats don’t in any way/shape/form support that), abortion (he is 100% “pro-life”), taxes, LGBTQ equality (he reportedly supports DeSantis-style “Don’t Say Gay” laws), etc.
- To get a feel for this guy’s attitude, his declaration that he wants to keep Nevada “Safe from Antifa. Safe from Anarchy. Safe from Socialism” sums it up pretty well. So…yeah, this is the guy Youngkin’s going to be campaigning for. It’s VERY telling!
- Also, see below for a screenshot of the headline, “Lombardo set to campaign at anti-gay church.” That article reports: “Lombardo’s campaign announced Monday that he would be at Liberty Baptist Church on Thursday morning alongside Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin,” and that “Dave Teis, the church’s founder and senior pastor, said during a service in December 2018 that homosexuality is a ‘demoralizing, degrading, filthy, horrible sin.’” Also: “The church is affiliated with First Choice Pregnancy Services, a crisis pregnancy center that opposes abortion, including in cases of rape.” and “A textbook included in the curriculum for 11th graders called Life Management under God includes a passage arguing that legal abortions ‘can lead to other evils such as euthanasia,’ and share ‘the same mentality that led to the atrocities of Hitler.'” Oh, and “Another textbook passage blamed homosexual men for the spread of HIV.”