Youngkin hits back at Biden's January 6th jab: 'Standard rhetoric of a failing campaign'


Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin responded Wednesday to President Biden's comments on the Virginia race, where he appeared to compare Youngkin and the January 6th Capitol rioters.

"Extremism can come in many forms. It can come in the rage of a mob driven to assault the Capitol. It can come in a smile and a fleece vest," said Biden Tuesday at a rally on behalf of Youngkin's opponent, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Youngkin called it "standard rhetoric from a failing campaign," telling hosts Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino that McAuliffe and Democrats are not focusing on the issues important to Virginians.

"What they are not focused on is what is really happening in Virginia. We have parents trying to stand up for their children on school boards all over Virginia. We saw students walking out of the classroom yesterday trying to ask school boards across Virginia to look out for their safety. This is what this race is about," Youngkin told "America’s Newsroom."

ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl bluntly asked Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe Wednesday why he needs so much help in a state where a Republican hasn't won a statewide race in 12 years.

In recent days, McAuliffe has enlisted President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, Vice President Kamala Harris and a slew of other liberal household names in hopes he can get the extra boost needed to win the closely watched race. The Virginia governor's race is of... (Read more)

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