'Two-faced' Glenn Youngkin thrashed by Washington Post for using 'beyond the pale' Amanda Chase on campaign trail
Weeks before November's gubernatorial election in Virginia, The Washington Post called out one of the top surrogates backing GOP nominee Glenn Youngkin.
"Virginia state Sen. Amanda F. Chase (R-Chesterfield) has a firm claim to the title of the commonwealth's most polarizing politician. She is a lawmaker so extreme that her censure by the state Senate this year, the first such action by that body in 34 years, was opposed by just eight of her 18 Republican peers, as well as herself. She is also Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin's highest-profile surrogate, and recently, his sidekick on the campaign trail," the editorial board wrote.
Great having Glenn Youngkin in Chesterfield 🇺🇸 https://t.co/Hjr3Kef8XW— Senator Amanda Chase (@Senator Amanda Chase) 1633818842.0
Youngkin is facing Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe.
"Ms. Chase, who revels in giving offense, and Mr. Youngkin seem temperamental opposites. Nonetheless, Mr. Youngkin has invited her help, including in recent joint appearances; no other surrogate for his campaign attracts such attention or feeds off such notoriety. So it's fair to wonder whether the woman who calls herself 'Trump in heels' would play an influential role in a Youngkin administration if he becomes Virginia's 74th governor," The Post wondered.
The newspaper also wondered why Chase's antics don't bother Youngkin.
"If Ms. Chase's loathsome comments bother Mr. Youngkin, he doesn't let on," the newspaper noted. "He appears untroubled that she attended the Jan. 6 rally before the storming of the U.S. Capitol, or by her subsequent remark that the insurrection was staged by 'patriots who love their country.' She also blamed antifa or Black Lives Matter 'agents of destruction' for the assault and violence that day, a lie dismissed as false by the FBI, among others."
As Youngkin attempts to walk a tight-rope as a Trump-endorsed candidate in a state that has been blue in recent years, the newspaper thinks voters should pay attention to Youngkin's "two-faced electoral strategy."
"She is beyond the pale; divisiveness is her brand. Yet it is precisely her extremism that dovetails with Mr. Youngkin's two-faced electoral strategy, which seeks simultaneously to court his party's Trump-loving core while appealing to suburban moderates with standard GOP tax-cut talk. He hopes swing voters elsewhere won't notice. They should," the editorial board wrote.
‘We warned you’: Jenna Ellis mocked by a legal expert for comparing herself and Giuliani to Atticus Finch
Former Trump personal and campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis is getting blowback from at least one top legal expert after she falsely compared herself and her colleague, Rudy Giuliani, to fictional hero attorney Atticus Finch from "To Kill a Mockingbird," and to founding father John Adams.
"No, you are not John Adams. You are not Atticus Finch. Competent lawyers warned you to stay away from the election lawsuits," said top national security attorney Bradley Moss. "We warned you loyalty to a conspiratorial client [doesn't] override ethical obligations to the court. It's on you."
Ellis, in video posted by Right Wing Watch (below), claimed that she and Giuliani were merely "advocating" for "politically inconvenient candidates" like Trump, which is provably false.
Giuliani, according to numerous news reports, wasn't defending Trump so much as he was traveling the world trying to dig up dirt on Joe Biden to help Trump win re-election. When that didn't work Giuliani (and Ellis) promoted false election "fraud" narratives, which is not advocacy for a client.
"It used to be that if you represented the politically inconvenient candidates or the, the politically inconvenient, people I mean look at 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' you know, it was like you were you were lauded as a defense attorney, like John Adams, you know, who represented people who deserve a defense," Ellis said.
"This has such an impact on the future of America," Ellis continued, "because if we tell lawyers that in order to advocate for a client, that means that necessarily you have to subscribe to their position, you will be you will be liable for your bar license essentially based on not only the merit of their case but the outcome, then we won't have advocates anymore in the United States."
Jenna Ellis complains that she and Rudy Giuliani are being smeared for working for Trump and promoting his bogus st… https://t.co/cKqu3raE3q— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch) 1634323518.0
Again, that is not a reality-based response to what she and Giuliani were doing.
Moss, meanwhile, was far from the only attorney criticizing Ellis.
Former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), Richard Signorelli, commented, "Jenna is lucky she wasn't given any actual lawyerly responsibilities."
Atlanta appellate attorney Andrew Fleischman weighed in, saying, "It's good for people to get due process before being convicted of things. It's bad to file dozens of frivolous, dishonest lawsuits. That's the distinction."
Texas school district apologizes after asking teachers to examine 'opposing views' about the Holocaust
A Texas school district has issued an apology one day after its executive director of curriculum instructed teachers to promote reading materials that offer "opposing views" about the Holocaust.
In a Facebook post, the Carroll Independent School District admitted that the administrator erred when she made the recommendations about teaching two different sides to the systematic murder of 6 million Jews during World War II.
"During the conversations with teachers during last week's meeting, the comments made were in no way to convey that the Holocaust was anything less than a terrible event in history," wrote Carroll Superintendent of Schools Lane Ledbetter. "Additionally, we recognize there are not two sides of the Holocaust."
The administrator's remarks came in response to a recent bill passed by the Texas legislature that demands students be presented with opposing viewpoints when it comes to "widely debated and currently controversial."
Ledbetter emphasized, however, that "as we continue to work through implementation of HB3979, we also understand this bill does not require an opposing viewpoint on historical facts."
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