When Democrats are desperate, especially heading into an election they’re likely to lose, many times their go-to reaction is to play the race card, which is exactly what’s playing out in the upcoming Virginia gubernatorial race.
As the Daily Caller reported, that scenario was evidenced once again at a recent rally for Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, when a number of men dressed up as white supremacists while wielding tiki torches, standing next to Youngkin’s. As it turns out, they were political operatives working for the Democrats.
These men approached @GlennYoungkin’s bus as it pulled up saying what sounded like, “We’re all in for Glenn.” Here they are standing in front of the bus as his campaign event at Guadalajara started.@NBC29 pic.twitter.com/l681ejyBjc
— Elizabeth Holmes (@holmes_reports) October 29, 2021
Who did it?
The stunt, which quickly garnered attention as Democrats, including Youngkin’s Democratic opponent, Terry McAuliffe, play the race card in the final days until the election, was carried out by the radicals behind The Lincoln Project.
Admitting to carrying out the stunt at a recent rally in Charlottesville, members of The Lincoln Project released a statement in which they explained their embarrassing and sickening racial stunt.
“Today’s demonstration was our way of reminding Virginians what happened in Charlottesville four years ago, the Republican Party’s embrace of those values, and Glenn Youngkin’s failure to condemn it,” the statement read.
The group’s statement was in reference to a 2017 ‘Unite the Right’ rally that took place in the city, in which supposed white supremacists dressed in white polo shirts and carried tiki torches.
In addition, radical progressive activist Lauren Windsor admitted in a tweet that she was also in on the hoax, writing: “In my capacity as a communications consultant, I worked w @ProjectLincoln to coordinate today’s Youngkin action in Charlottesville.”
Youngkin’s team reacts
Before the radicals behind The Lincoln Project admitted to staging the hoax racial protest, Youngkin told the press that he believed McAuliffe was behind it — a charge that McAuliffe denied.
“I think they work for Terry McAuliffe, and I’m sure he sent them,” Younkin said at the time to a local reporter.
But even in their denial, McAuliffe’s campaign couldn’t resist labeling Youngkin as a racist, white nationalist.
“This was not us or anyone affiliated with our campaign,” McAuliffe spokesperson Renzo Olivari told Fox News. “There is one candidate in this race who has embraced white nationalists — and his name is Glenn Youngkin.”