VA Gov Candidate Distances Himself From Rally Where Supporters Pledged Allegiance To A “Capitol Riot Flag”

NBC News reports:

Republican Glenn Youngkin wouldn’t say Thursday whether he wants former President Donald Trump to campaign for him in the final weeks of Virginia’s high-stakes gubernatorial election and distanced himself from a controversial right-wing rally supporting his candidacy the night before.

Youngkin — who is trying to walk a fine line by appealing to both “forever Trumpers and never Trumpers,” as he puts it — said he didn’t know about Wednesday’s “Take Back Virginia Rally” in Richmond, where attendees pledged allegiance to a flag organizers said was present at the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

“I wasn’t involved, so I don’t know. But if that was the case, then we shouldn’t pledge allegiance to that flag,” Youngkin said. “And by the way, I’ve been so clear, there is no place for violence — none, none — in America today. We have our rights to assemble and protest protected…but there is no room for violence.”

Read the full article.