During the campaigning season, McAuliffe made clear these values entail shutting parents out of their kids’ education, backing radical mandates, and more. A McAuliffe governorship in Virginia merely would have served as an extension of Biden in office.
Finally, at the end of the press statement, McAuliffe acknowledged Youngkin’s win. He congratulated the GOP governor-elect and then wished his family well. McAuliffe made it clear that despite not winning the race to be governor again, he’s still planning to stay involved in Virginia politics.
A bad break for Biden
The Virginia race was dubbed as an indicator of what future elections will look like in politics. To say it’s not looking good for Democrats is an understatement.
The win for Republicans in Virginia shapes out as momentum for the GOP. Republicans are eager to carry this not just into the 2022 midterms, but also into the 2024 presidential election and beyond.
When Biden arrived back to Washington D.C. earlier this morning, he refused to speak to reporters who asked his thoughts about McAuliffe’s loss.