Virginia parents and parent advocates are blasting former President Barack Obama for condemning Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s focus on hot-button education and parent involvement issues during the campaign, dismissing them as “fake outrage.” .
“We don’t have time to be wasting on these phony trumped-up culture wars, this fake outrage that right-wing media peddles to juice their ratings,” the former president said Saturday when campaigning for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe, accusing Youngkin of avoiding “serious problems that affect serious people.” .
With Virginia’s gubernatorial election just over a week away, one former state official predicts a “Republican sweep.” On Monday, former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli told Fox News that he believed McAuliffe is in a hole in the blue state.
Next week, McAuliffe is facing off against Republican Glenn Youngkin who has received support from former President Donald Trump and his allies.
Cuccinelli’s comments come as Harris has been slammed for a video released last week in churches across the state, where she urged viewers to submit their ballot for McAuliffe
The law, approved by Congress in 1954, prohibits 501(c)(3) organizations — including churches and charities — from “engaging in any political campaign activity.”
“Currently, the law prohibits political campaign activity by charities and churches by defining a 501(c)(3) organization as one ‘which does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office,’ ” the IRS website states
Former Virginia governor Douglas Wilder, the first Black governor of the commonwealth, noted the legality issue in comments to the Washington Examiner, while acknowledging the need for Black support for the Democratic candidate to win.