Governors States

VA Coverage: Youngkin Exposed on Camera

After yesterday’s bombshell report from The American Independent, news outlets throughout Virginia and the nation are reporting on GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s admission that he will ban abortion and defund Planned Parenthood if elected governor — and he hopes the voters of Virginia don’t find out.

During a high dollar fundraising event, Youngkin explained his plan to “go on offense” against women’s reproductive rights, but added that “as a campaign topic” he can’t discuss the issue because it is so unpopular with the general electorate. This is just the latest example of Youngkin’s dishonesty and attempts to keep his beliefs secret from voters in Virginia, but behind closed doors, Youngkin is running the kind of extreme far-right campaign that won him Donald Trump’s endorsement.

American Bridge 21st Century launched a 5-figure digital buy to ensure Virginia women can see and hear Glenn Youngkin say in his own words that if elected governor, he is coming for their reproductive rights. 

Here is a look at headlines in Virginia and across the country:

Washington Post: Video shows Glenn Youngkin saying he can’t fully discuss abortion or risk losing independent Virginia voters

Virginia Scope: In a secretly recorded video, Youngkin discusses avoiding the abortion topic on the campaign trail

Huffington Post: GOP Candidate For Virginia Governor Says He Can’t Share Antiabortion Stance With Voters

MSNBC’s MaddowBlog: GOP candidate says he hides his abortion positions from voters

Virginia Mercury: Video shows Youngkin comments on abortion, bye-bye to Byrd statue, Edwards Virginia Smokehouse sells operations, and more headlines

BlueVirginia: VA Dems: “Glenn Youngkin was caught on video admitting that he’s lying to Virginians about his plans to defund Planned Parenthood and ban abortion”

Daily Beast: Virginia GOP Guv Candidate Admits: I Stay Quiet on Abortion So I Don’t Lose Votes

The Hill: Youngkin says in video he can’t discuss abortion for fear of losing independent votes

WVTF: A Hot Mic Could Have Lasting Impacts on the Gubernatorial Race