Terry McAuliffe is a top Biden ally.
And he’s running to be the next Democrat Governor of Virginia.
But his campaign is now on thin ice after saying this about parents with kids in schools.
Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is running to be the next Governor of Virginia.
McAuliffe, who had previously served as Governor from 2014-2018, is seeking to return to his old job and be only the second person in Virginia’s history to serve two terms in office.
But his campaign is now in critical danger after he said one thing about parents with kids in schools that caused a firestorm across the country.
During a recent debate with Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin, McAuliffe made perhaps the greatest political debacle in his entire life.
Youngkin pressed McAuliffe on whether or not parents should play any role in how their kids are taught in government schools.
But under McAuliffe’s administration four years ago, he actually vetoed a bill that would have allowed parents to be notified when their children were being taught sexually explicit materials in government schools.
“You believe school systems should tell children what to do,” Youngkin said to McAuliffe. “I believe parents should be in charge of their kids’ education.”
When pressed why he vetoed such a bill, McAuliffe took an already bad situation and made it much, much worse.
“I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decisions,” McAuliffe said, before adding, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
What McAuliffe seems to forget is that these very schools are government-run schools, paid for by the very taxpayers that he believes shouldn’t have any say in what the government is teaching their children.
The fact is, government schools across the nation are currently engaged in an ideological war with parents and conservatives, pushing radical agendas like Critical Race Theory and other Left-wing ideologies.
The result of decades of ideological indoctrination in America’s university system has already shown itself.
Now, Democrats like McAuliffe want to replicate the same pattern at the grade school level.
But McAuliffe’s comments come at a time when parents in liberal bastions like Fairfax and Loudoun Counties — two localities which ring Washington, D.C. and which voted for Joe Biden by landslide margins in 2020 thanks to a prevalence of government workers – are staging a public backlash against Democrat-dominated school boards.
In Loudoun County, the situation has become so dire that the school board has routinely used law enforcement to try and intimidate parents, and have also instituted strict rules to try and prevent the public from commenting at the board’s regular meetings.
These are two counties which proved to be critical in Joe Biden’s victory against Donald Trump in Virginia last year.
The once ruby-red state has now voted for Democrats in four straight Presidential elections, but McAuliffe’s political blunder, combined with Biden’s collapsing approval ratings, could be putting the state in play this November, when Virginia elects its next governor in the first major political battle of the Biden era.