SILENCE: Governor Youngkin Refuses to Denounce Campaign Staffer Who Assaulted A Police Officer During the January 6th Insurrection
Richmond, VA – After a New York Times article uncovered that a paid coordinated volunteer for Governor Glenn Youngkin’s campaign “had been immersed in the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol” and “assaulted a police officer with a metal barricade,” Governor Glenn Youngkin has remained silent – refusing to denounce him.
According to the New York Times, Joseph Brody was a coordinated volunteer for Glenn Youngkin’s gubernatorial campaign, was listed by The Fairfax County Republican Committee “as helping to coordinate a volunteer effort to knock on doors for ‘Team Youngkin” and was “employed by the party [VAGOP].”
Joseph Brody, a known associate with a white nationalist group, was arrested and charged for assaulting a police officer during the January 6 insurection.
Governor Youngkin still has yet to denounce or make any comment on Brody.
The New York Times A Jan. 6 Defendant Coordinated Volunteers to Help Youngkin’s Campaign
In the election last fall that sent Glenn Youngkin to the Virginia governor’s office and propelled him to G.O.P. stardom, the state and local Republican Party tasked Joseph Brody with coordinating volunteers to knock on doors of potential Youngkin voters in the state’s strategically crucial northern suburbs.
But eight months earlier, Mr. Brody had been immersed in the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol, according to the F.B.I., which said that he assaulted a police officer with a metal barricade and breached several restricted areas, including the Senate floor and the office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Now, Mr. Brody, 23, who the F.B.I. said was associated with the white nationalist group America First, is facing felony and misdemeanor charges for his role. The candidate he would go on to help, Mr. Youngkin, tried during his campaign to keep himself at arm’s length from former President Donald J. Trump, and he called the Jan. 6 riot a “blight on our democracy.”…