Left: Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin speaks during a campaign event in McLean, Va., July 14, 2021. Right: Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe participates in a campaign event at Lubber Run Park in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)
Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin, the two major party candidates to become Virginia’s next governor, participated in a “roundtable discussion” with WAVY News 10 anchors Anita Blanton and Andy Fox that aired on Thursday evening.
The event came in the form of separate interviews of the two candidates, whose answers went unedited. Here are a few notable excerpts from the event:
McAuliffe Won’t Admit Fault on 2000 Election
McAuliffe went first and doubled down on 2000 election trutherism in his answer, refusing to admit that Republican George W. Bush fairly defeated Al Gore. Asked specifically if he believed the Bush was legitimately elected, McAuliffe responded thusly:
“Well we went through a very contentious 2000, if you remember. And I remind you it went all the way to the United States Supreme Court, and it took them way through the second week in December to actually make a decision, and the Supreme Court for