Tag Archives: Glenn Youngkin

Virginia Gov To Seek Ban On Abortions After 15 Weeks

The Washington Post reports: Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) said he will seek to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, moving quickly following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday overturning the constitutional right to an abortion. Youngkin has asked four Virginia lawmakers — all antiabortion Republicans — to craft legislation, and he said that setting the cutoff at …

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Virginia Gov Hosts Boycotted Pride Month Reception

The Washington Blade reports: Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Wednesday hosted a Pride Month reception that took place in the Capitol Rotunda in Richmond. The governor’s office invited more than 100 people to the reception, but Virginia Pride and other LGBTQ rights groups boycotted it. The reception, which Youngkin’s public schedule noted, was closed to the press. “Equality Virginia …

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GOP Govs To DOJ: Stop The Protests At Justices’ Homes

The Washington Post reports: The Republican governors of Virginia and Maryland, where the homes of Supreme Court justices have become the targets of protests, are demanding that Attorney General Merrick Garland enforce a federal law that forbids demonstrations intended to sway judges on pending cases. Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan wrote to Garland (D) on Wednesday, …

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VA Gov Forces Out GOP Official Over Racist Tirade

Hampton Roads’ ABC News affiliate reports: Electoral Board Chair David Dietrich has resigned from his position following racist comments posted on Facebook. Gov. Youngkin demanded Dietrich’s resignation in a social media post-Saturday afternoon a day after 10 On Your Side reported about the Hampton GOP calling upon the appointing authority for all electoral board members to remove Dietrich. In his …

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VA Schools Urge Gov To Scrap Teacher Snitch Line

The Washington Post reports: All 133 Virginia public school division superintendents have urged Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) to scrap the “tip line” set up to let parents complain about teachers and principals and have asked him to stop his campaign against the teaching of “divisive” content in schools. The superintendents voiced their concerns in a letter Thursday to Jillian Balow, …

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Court Blocks Youngkin’s Ban On School Mask Mandates

The Washington Post reports: An Arlington judge has issued a temporary restraining order barring enforcement of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s mask-optional order for schools — a major victory for the seven school boards that sued to stop the order, and a sharp rebuke for the new governor. “Having addressed all aspects of whether a temporary restraining order should issue, the Court …

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TikTok Teens Spam Virginia’s Anti-Teacher Snitch Line

NBC News reports: Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin clearly thought a tip line (read: snitch line) that would allow conservative parents to rat out educators accused of teaching critical race theory would go over well. In light of recent news, I have to agree. After Youngkin on Monday announced a new email address for parents to send in their complaints, zealous …

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Youngkin Promotes Tip Line To Snitch On VA Teachers

The Washington Post reports: Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Monday invoked the biblical call to “love your neighbor” as school systems around the state struggled with strong reactions to his ban on local mask mandates, but the Republican also fanned the flames of partisan division in the face of court challenges and protests. In the interview, Youngkin also touted a …

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Seven VA School Boards Sue GOP Gov Over Mask Ban

The Washington Post reports: Seven school boards — including one overseeing the largest and most prominent district in the state — are suing to stop Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s (R) mask-optional order on the day it is supposed to take effect, arguing that the order violates the Virginia Constitution. The school boards, led by Fairfax County Public Schools, whose 180,000 students …

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VA School Districts Vow To Defy New Gov On Masks

Washington DC’s WTOP radio station reports: Virginia’s freshly inaugurated governor, Glenn Youngkin, signed executive orders removing school masking requirements across the state on Saturday afternoon. Since that moment, Arlington and Alexandria school systems have joined Fairfax County Public Schools in reminding families that masking policies remain in place. Responding to a question posed by WTOP’s Nick Ianelli — who has …

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VA Gov Bans CRT And COVID Mandates In First Acts

Norfolk’s NBC News affiliate reports: Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed 11 executive actions on his Inauguration Day, including ones banning critical race theory in public education, appointing an entirely new parole board, ending mandates on masks in schools and COVID-19 vaccines for state employees. But questions remain on whether the new governor has the authority to implement such changes with …

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Youngkin On His Son’s Attempt To Vote: It’s Confusing Where 17 Year-Olds Can Vote, “Leave My Family Alone”

“It was silliness, I think. There’s real confusion on where a 17 year old can vote or not. And so he had a friend who suggested that he might be able to vote. He went up and asked. “I know my son is an incredibly respectful young man. He presented his ID and when they said he couldn’t vote, he …

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Filings Show Youngkin Made $127M In Last Five Years

The Washington Post reports: Virginians already knew Glenn Youngkin was enormously wealthy when they elected him governor, but now, the governor-elect is offering a peek at how he got that way. Days after Youngkin’s win, his campaign offered The Washington Post a summary covering the past five tax years. It indicates he made $127 million over that period, $59 million …

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VA Officials: Youngkin’s Underage Son Tried To Vote

The Washington Post reports: The 17-year-old son of Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin (R) tried to cast a ballot in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election twice despite being too young to vote, Fairfax County officials said in a statement released Friday. The statement, which identified the teen as Youngkin’s 17-year-old son, emphasized that he did not end up voting and stated that he …

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Republican Glenn Youngkin Elected Virginia Governor

Yahoo News reports: Republican Glenn Youngkin won Virginia’s election for governor Tuesday night, a massive victory for the GOP after more than a decade of political losses in the state, and an indication of significant discontent with President Biden and momentum for the Republican Party nationwide ahead of next year’s midterm elections. Youngkin defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a former Virginia …

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LIVE VIDEO: Virginia Gubernatorial Election Coverage

CNN reports: Polls are closing in the unexpectedly tight Virginia governor’s race as Democrat Terry McAuliffe seeks a second nonconsecutive term in a contest that could offer clues about his party’s uphill battle to maintain control of the US House and Senate in next year’s midterm elections as President Biden’s approval ratings slide. For months, McAuliffe has tried to energize …

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Youngkin Busted In Lie That McAuliffe “Pushed” CRT

Popular Information reports: Youngkin’s closing TV ad claims to contain “newly unearthed documents” which it presents as proof that McAuliffe’s administration “actively pushed” K-12 students to be taught CRT. The ad claims that this is an excerpt from “MCAULIFFE’S ACTUAL 2015 TRAINING FOR TEACHERS.” The document was first made public by Chris Rufo, an operative affiliated with the Manhattan Institute, …

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Youngkin To Dodge Virtual Town Hall With Trump

The Daily Beast reports: Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin will not participate in a virtual rally hosted by former President Donald Trump on Monday, the day before the election. “I’m not going to be engaged in the tele-town hall,” he told reporters on Saturday, according to CNN. “The teams are talking, I’m sure.” His Democratic opponent, former Virginia Gov. …

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WaPo Poll Finds VA Gubernatorial Race To Be Toss-Up

The Washington Post reports: Virginia’s race for governor is a toss-up as Tuesday’s election draws near, with 49 percent of likely voters favoring Democrat Terry McAuliffe and 48 percent favoring Republican Glenn Youngkin, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll. The result is little changed from last month, when a Post-Schar School poll measured the race at 50 percent McAuliffe-47 …

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Fox News Poll: Glenn Youngkin +8 Among Likely Voters

The Week reports: The high-stakes Virginia gubernatorial race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin has been narrowing in recent weeks, and now it couldn’t get much tighter. After a Fox News poll on Thursday gave Youngkin an 8 percentage point likely-voter lead over McAuliffe — versus McAuliffe’s 5-point lead in the same poll two weeks ago — the …

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