MSNBC host Joy Reid, steadily losing viewership since former President Donald J. Trump exited the White House, has found a new boogeyman in Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin.
The homophobic former blogger set her sights on Younkin during Thursday night’s episode of “The ReidOut.”
She described Youngkin as the “new poster child for the Republicans’ current twisted priority of banning books when they’re not trying to reenact Fahrenheit 451,” and claimed that “Republicans are continuing to lose their minds over the Justice Department’s effort to protect school board officials threatened with violence over race-conscious lessons and mask rules.”
Fahrenheit 451 is a novel set in a dystopian American future, when books are burned by firemen.
The uncharitable opinion of Youngkin, offered on Reid’s purported news program, references hotbed issues in Virginia’s upcoming gubernatorial race.
Conservative parents have been steadily protesting school boards around the country over divisive Critical Race Theory curriculum, transgender bathroom policies, and other left-wing agenda items peddled in America’s schools.
Virginia has been an epicenter of those protests, which have escalated since the Loudoun County School Board (LCSB) declared an unlawful assembly at a June 22 meeting, resulting in the arrest of Scott Smith. Smith’s daughter, it turned out, had been raped by a boy in a dress in the girl’s bathroom of her high school. LCSB and Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) are accused of covering up the rape.
Exacerbating the issue, Attorney General Merrick Garland, at the behest of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate parent protestors as potential “domestic terrorists.”
Though Reid referenced “school board officials threatened with violence,” it has been established that Garland issued his directive without investigation into alleged violent threats. The letter from the NSBA, which prompted the directive, indeed did not reference any specific violent threats.
Parents in Virginia recently hosted a “Not Domestic Terrorists” rally outside the headquarters of the Department of Justice, in defiance of Garland’s directive.
The Youngkin campaign did not return a comment request.
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