(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., has announced that she will be dropping out of a debate with GOP challenger Yesli Vega after a Democrat supporter went public with radical, anti-parent LGBT legislation.
The cancelation almost immediately followed the announcement by Democrat state Delegate Elizabeth Guzman that Spanberger had written up a bill which would criminally charge Virginia parents who do not affirm their children as transgender, National File reported.
The debate with Vega was slated for Oct. 21 and was sponsored by the Democrat-friendly League of Women Voters.
Spanberger, who has branded herself as a moderate, has been endorsed by the LGBT lobby and is facing backlash for campaigning with Guzman.
Guzman’s announcement about criminalizing parents who care for their children ties in with plans of the Pride Liberation Project, a radical organization that has been working with Democrats in the state to stage protests in schools.
The group has called for children to be “re-homed” when parents are not “affirming,” which has led to accusations of child-trafficking.
Nonetheless, Spanberger—who has been a reliable party-line vote for the Nancy Pelosi agenda during her two-term tenure—has been attempting to keep her status as a moderate, marketing herself that way on the internet and cable news after dropping out of the debate.
Yesli Vega, however, came out hard against her in a press release expressing her disappointment after it was announced that Spanberger was dropping out.
“Our campaign has been nothing but accommodating, literally agreeing to every Spanberger request without objection,” Vega said in the release.
“Abigail is scared to answer why she supports this extreme anti-parent agenda,” she continued. “Abigail Spanberger owes Virginia’s parents an answer. Does she support throwing parents in jail for not conforming to woke culture?”