Reviews | Virginia Republicans rally behind Trump
Leading the way was Governor Glenn Youngkin (R). On his personal Twitter page, Youngkin said, “An amazing move by the DOJ and FBI. That same DOJ called the Loudoun County parents terrorists and failed to enforce federal law to protect the judges in their home. Politically motivated selective actions have no place in our democracy.
Youngkin’s tweet clearly demonstrates his point. Post fact checker Glenn Kessler gave the “terrorists” allegation that Youngkin blithely repeats Four Pinocchios.
Youngkin’s decision to weigh in at all might surprise some — presumably he has his eye on a 2024 presidential bid, so why would he lend Trump a hand here?
Because it is absolutely necessary for a modern and ambitious elected Republican – like Youngkin – to do so.
And so, too, with the GOP time servers in the Commonwealth Congress delegation. Their ambitions might not go beyond the next election, but Republican members were no slouch when it came to paying tribute to Trump on social media.
Rep. H. Morgan Griffith, who is among the safest housekeepers in the country, had no problems Tweeter“To raid the home of a former US president is an extraordinary act. The FBI and DOJ must provide an explanation immediately. AG Garland and Director Wray cannot expect Americans kept in the dark about their unprecedented choice to retain any faith in their impartiality.
Contrast that with a statement Griffith released on October 28, 2016 regarding the FBI’s reopening of its investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails: “Although this is overdue, I applaud the reopening by the FBI of its investigation into Secretary Clinton. I hope the American people get the answers they deserve. As John Adams wrote, our system of government is “a government of laws, not of men.” No one, whether President of the United States or Secretary of State, is above the law.
Partisanship is a hell of a drug, folks. Just ask rep Ben Cline, who tweeted FBI actions were “a story of a third world country; not from America.
This is the same Cline who signed a Supreme Court brief in 2020 that would have overturned the electoral votes of several states – and overturned the result of the presidential election. That’s real banana republic there, Mr. Cline.
Then there’s 1st District Rep. Rob Wittman, co-signer of said brief, a determined seeker of truths“AG Garland must immediately provide the American people with a rationale for this action. With polls showing that most Americans don’t trust the government and this administration’s disturbing history of unfairly targeting parents and political opponents, this action raises many questions.
Wittman also has to worry about the previous administration’s long list of enemies and the ex-president’s alarming tendency to accuse others of treason.
Apparently it doesn’t matter, because Wittman too tweeted he will “get to the bottom” of what the Justice Department and the FBI are doing.
Other Republicans in Virginia have shown their allegiance to Trump in this incident. Rep. Bob Good railed against a ‘Biden/Garland march to a police state’ and the GOP 2nd District nominee Jen Kiggansa pol normally opposed to Trump, called the FBI’s action “corrupt” and “absolutely unacceptable.”
These are Virginia Republicans who tell us who they are: They’re loyal to a disgraced real estate developer and former reality TV host.
Nothing else can hope to compete with it.