An unusual action at a Virginia campaign stop has been claimed by The Lincoln Project, a group of right-wing Republicans known for their vehement opposition to Donald Trump. Five persons dressed in white appeared in front of Glenn Youngkin’s campaign bus, waving tiki torches in the style of the Charlottesville rally in 2017.
The Lincoln Project stated that the protest served as a “reminder to Virginians” of what transpired in Charlottesville and Youngkin’s reluctance to respond. Glenn Youngkin will continue to be held accountable. The organization declared in a statement that people would withdraw until he denounced Trump’s claim that the Charlottesville rioters have “really excellent” attributes. In reality, Trump made it obvious four years ago that “the neo-Nazis and white nationalists” were not “great” people.
“It was to illustrate a point that Youngkin has not denounced Trump saying there were ‘fine people on both sides’ in Charlottesville.” — Democratic Strategist @JamesCarville pic.twitter.com/tVRTjkNJIU
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 30, 2021
Moreover, during his victory speech at the Democratic National Convention, President Joe Biden called Donald Trump’s remarks about Confederate monuments “a wake-up call.” As a CNN guest pointed out, he referred to individuals on all sides of the debate over whether or not to keep monuments of Robert E. Lee and other Confederate icons on display. In October, when Kamala Harris repeated the untruth at the vice-presidential debate, President Mike Pence rebuked her and addressed the media.
The McAuliffe campaign has denied any involvement in the hoax but has attempted to profit from it. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., fell for the “Birds of a Feather” slander from the Lincoln Project. “We’re all in for Glenn,” said Elizabeth Holmes, a reporter for local WVIR-TV, who was on the scene with the first report.
“Every day, he hears folks asking with the Lincoln Project to show Democrats how to win,” said a co-founder of the Lincoln Project. Chris Cuomo wonders why the organization hasn’t condemned Donald Trump for claiming both sides have decent individuals. John Weaver resigned after allegations that he sent physically provocative and inappropriate communications to young males through the internet.
“Anyone accusing their personnel of having a role in this event is disgraceful and false,” a Virginia Democratic Party official said. The inquiry by the Lincoln Project found no indication that the super PACs officials were aware of the allegations before the press reporting. According to reporter Ryan Girdusky, the firm’s report did not say whether or not the leadership was aware of any complaints.