Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, failed vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine claimed falsely that Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s (R) campaign “hearkens back” to the days of segregation.
Kaine said, “If you look at the Youngkin campaign, they’ve made it about kind of invented inflated issues like Critical Race Theory. To close their campaign with an ad featuring a parent who waged a campaign against Toni Morrison’s novel ‘Beloved,’ it’s just kind of unheard of. It’s unheard, and it hearkens back to a long tradition in Virginia history. My father-in-law was the governor who ended segregation in Virginia, integrated public schools, and he was hated for it at the time in the 1970s. He died just three days ago. People are writing about how courageous he is. Lynnwood was 98 years old. He thought he had helped Virginia turn away from dog whistles and appeals to segregationist attitudes.”
Fact checks: 1) Kaine is a liar and demagogue; 2) Critical Race Theory is a demonstrably real, not “inflated,” thing, an ideological weapon designed to divide and conquer America; and 3) there was no racist dog whistle or appeal to segregationist attitudes. CRT itself is racist to the core but Kaine has no complaints about that.
Kaine went on to complain about Youngkin’s “preaching of the big lie about electoral fraud.” Fact check: the “big lie” is that Joe Biden beat Donald Trump in the 2020 election. We know it, Kaine and his fellow Democrats know it, and they know we know that they know it.
The only racists in Virginia politics are Democrats who defend and promote CRT.