McAuliffe: GOP rally's pledge to Jan. 6 flag was 'racist dog whistle'

McAuliffe: GOP rally's pledge to Jan. 6 flag was 'racist dog whistle'

McAuliffe: GOP rally's pledge to Jan. 6 flag was 'racist dog whistle' The former Virginia governor’s Republican opponent, Glenn Youngkin, later distanced himself from the event and condemned the pledge. Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe called on opponent Glenn Youngkin to condemn the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, labeling the use of a flag from the deadly riot at a Republican rally in the state a “racist dog whistle.” McAuliffe’s remarks followed a “Take Back Virginia” rally outside Richmond on Wednesday in support of the Republican ticket in next month’s commonwealth-wide elections. Supporters at the rally, which was not attended by Youngkin, delivered the Pledge of Allegiance to an American flag that organizers said was at the Jan. 6 riot where supporters of then-President Donald Trump charged into …
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