As campaigns in Virginia wind down, Democrats seem to have made one final, desperate attempt to portray Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin as a white supremacist, Becker News reported.
Focusing on kitchen-table issues such as public-school indoctrination, Youngkin has gained serious momentum in the final weeks of the campaign, evening the odds with Democrat rival Terry McAuliffe.
Meanwhile, McAuliffe’s tone-deaf campaign has carped on a vain effort to link his GOP gubernatorial opponent with former President Donald Trump and other so-called extremists in the party.
Youngkin has refused to take the bait, instead focusing on a broad coalition of swing voters in the Old Dominion, a longtime political bellwether that somehow turned deep-blue during McAuliffe’s previous reign as governor.
Nonetheless, Democrats have doubled down on promoting their false narrative as part of a last-ditch effort to distract from their own leadership failures and lack of vision.
At Youngkin’s final rally before the election, several major media outlets, including MSNBC’s Gary Grumbach, homed in on a person donning a Confederate flag patch.
LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA — pic.twitter.com/3pdnUHyQtT
— Gary Grumbach (@GaryGrumbach) November 2, 2021
A Salon journalist also called attention to the man soon after, pointing to the freshly-sewn patch on the back of a denim jacket.
But that immediately raised suspicions from Youngkin supporters and others, who said it had all the trappings of a fake-news hoax.
Is the Lincoln Project paying you to launder disinformation?
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) November 2, 2021
Grumbach in particular has a long history of partaking in such misrepresentations.
In October, he went out of his way to interview a woman from Michigan at a Trump rally in Des Moines who claimed that “civil war” is coming.
Just last week, activists pulled a similar stunt, lining up fake Youngkin supporters bearing Tiki torches, a reference to the deadly 2017 clash between right-wing and left-wing extremists that left one person dead in Charlottesville.
Alec Sears, a reporter for the Daily Caller and Washington Examiner, made the connections exposing the democrats in a Twitter thread.
Democrat political operative Lauren Windsor eventually took credit for arranging things, suggesting that she had coordinated with the Lincoln Project.
“In my capacity as a communications consultant, I worked w @ProjectLincoln to coordinate today’s Youngkin action in Charlottesville,” Windsor wrote. “I join them in the fight to defend our democracy from rightwing extremists and call for Glenn Youngkin to denounce Trump’s ‘very fine people.”
However, the Democrats’ phony narrative on Charlottesville—in particular their having taken out of context Trump’s remarks on it—has been repeatedly debunked.
A recent documentary by Fox News’s Tucker Carlson is also helping to shed light on the fact that leftist operatives and government agents may have been behind the false-flag efforts to incite a riot during Trump’s Jan. 6 rally in Washington, DC.
Democrats attempted to impeach Trump and have arrested more than 600 people after some of those in attendance vandalized and may have illegally trespassed in the US Capitol.
Elected officials, including President Joe Biden, have claimed it was the greatest attack on the country since the Civil War, ignoring the likes of Pearl Harbor and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
One person, pro-Trump Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, was killed as a result of the Jan. 6 violence, and several other Trump supporters died of natural causes during and after the chaos.