Tucker Carlson says there’s no doubt CRT was a factor in Virginia’s gubernatorial race
Parents fed up with the prospect of school boards implementing critical race theory were undoubtedly the deciding factor in Terry McAuliffe’s surprise defeat of Republican Glenn Youngkin in the Virginia governor’s race, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson said.
The conservative TV host pushed back at liberal media pundits who argued that CRT was being used as a “bogeyman” for Republicans to get parents to vote red.
“Schools teach students, your children, that some races are inherently superior to others. That is the definition of racism, that some children are inherently born with the sin of sin? That’s Nazi stuff, that’s it. It’s totally un-American. No child is born with a stain of sin,” Carlson said.
He accused the media of desperately holding onto the false belief that the reason the Democrats lost the state was that “Virginia parents are racists.”
“This isn’t a semantic debate about what critical race theory means,” Carlson said, accusing MSNBC journalists of drinking the cool-aid served by “Jim Jones,” referring to the People Temple preacher who alleged the mass murder- led to suicide in 900 people.
The tight Youngkin-McAuliffe race took a turn for the worse after the Republican newcomer pledged to ban CRT, capitalizing on the discontent of parents who were agitated after the Loudon County school board launched a $6 million equity-training program announced that parents associated with CRT.
Carlson accused the media of desperately clinging to the false belief that the reason the Democrats lost the state was that Virginia’s parents are racists
“This isn’t a semantic debate about what critical race theory means,” Carlson said, calling MSNBC journalists “Jim Joes,” referring to the People Temple preacher who led the mass murder-suicide of 900 people.
“Our schools teach our children what to think instead of how to think. We’re going to start day one and restore excellence in schools,” Youngkin said during an interview with Sean Hannity.
Youngkin vowed to ban critical race theory from schools and said he would open an investigation into the Loudoun County School Board, which has been marred in controversy over an alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl by a boy wearing a high-waisted skirt . school bathroom.
MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace said after McAuliffe’s election defeat that “critical race theory, which is not real, has changed the suburbs,” while Maria Teresa Kumar said Republicans “liked the dog whistles of racism” and then focused the state on “schools.” , schools, schools.’
Another MSNBC anchor, Joy Reid, added that the GOP had armed race to win the election and that CRT was being used as a right-wing “bogeyman.”
Carlson replied, ‘These people are Jim Jones. At best. Most of them don’t even honestly believe it,” Carlson said.
Youngkin attended an election rally in Chantilly, Virginia, on Tuesday night. The Republican defeated McAuliffe by 2.5 percentage points
Youngkin vowed to ban critical race theory from schools and said he would open an investigation into the Loudoun County School Board, which has been marred in controversy over an alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl by a boy in a skirt in a high school bathroom.
Parents protest anti-racist teachings in school district as officials insist CRT is not on curriculum
Two people arrested during a school board meeting that ended in chaos
A man is being held after a fight broke out at a Loudoun County school board meeting that discussed Critical Race Theory and transgender students.
Loudon County, a Democratic stronghold in northern Virginia, became the focal point of the debate about wakefulness policies by school boards across the country.
In April, the county announced it planned to allocate more than $6 million in equity training, which was met with strong opposition from some residents.
They claimed that training was part of a pro-CRT push that would lead students to see themselves as victims or oppressors, depending on their race.
Over the summer, a rowdy school board meeting about transgender rights ended in an arrest.
Protests flared up again in September, when the school board voted 6-3 to launch an investigation into whether it would be appropriate to pay reparations to black people after previously ignoring a landmark desegregation ruling.
Glenn Youngkin holds the hands of Winsome Sears (L) and his wife Suzanne (R) during a group prayer after a news channel called the Virginia Gubernatorial race in favor of Youngkin at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate, former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks at his election night event at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
The tight Youngkin-McAuliffe race took a turn for the worse after the Republican newcomer pledged to ban CRT, capitalizing on the discontent of parents who had become agitated after a school board announced a $6 million equity-training program that would associated with CRT
The school board then had to deal with another incident when it became known that a 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped in the girls’ bathroom by a ‘boy wearing a skirt’.
That boy was transferred to another school, where he allegedly committed a second sexual assault in October. The teen is now in custody amid uproar over how he allegedly offended again.
Youngkin stormed to victory in Virginia on Tuesday by taking votes from Democrats with a wave of support from white women, the suburbs and areas where Donald Trump struggled when he lost the state by 10 points in 2020.
Polls showed white women favored Youngkin after Biden carried them over Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Turnout in the state soared, forcing the district to print additional ballots, but lower black voter turnout hampered McAuliffe.
Republicans have not won in the state of Virginia since 2009. That year, Bob McDonnell was able to take advantage of a response to Barack Obama’s presidential victory to conquer the state. His victory preceded a GOP wave that gave Republicans control of the House during the 2010 midterm elections.
However, Virginia also tends to elect a governor from the opposing side of whoever occupies the White House.
CRITICAL RACE THEORY: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
The battle over critical race theory in schools has escalated in the United States over the past year.
The theory has sparked fierce national debate in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests across the country over the past year and the introduction of the 1619 project.
Published in 2019 by the New York Times to mark 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived on American shores, the 1619 Project reframes American history through “the impact of slavery and the contributions of black Americans to the center of the US. story’.
The debate surrounding the critical race theory concerns concerns that some children are being indoctrinated into thinking that white people are inherently racist or sexist.
Opponents of the critical race theory have argued that it reduces people to categories of “privileged” or “oppressed” based on their skin color.
Supporters, however, say the theory is vital to eliminating racism as it examines the ways in which race affects American politics, culture and the law.