Virginia’s new Republican Attorney General might be even more deranged than Glenn Youngkin

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Perhaps nothing better illustrates the term “elections have consequences” than the state of Virginia. Virginia, a blue state, briefly (and hopefully never again) turned red electing a Republican Governor named Glenn Youngkin.

Since he’s been in office, which is a very short time, Youngkin has already started wreaking havoc on the Old Dominion state. He’s gotten rid of mask mandates for children at school, leading some schools to defy him and keep them in place anyway. And his new Attorney General is a clear and present danger to Virginia’s freedoms.

Jason Miyares is his name, and he’s already showing himself to be a bad apple. Miyares is now throwing his support to overthrowing Roe v. Wade. The American people don’t want Roe overturned. Almost 70% of people continually tell pollsters they favor keeping Roe. Not the new Virginia Attorney General.

What makes this situation worse is that before Youngkin got into office, Virginia had rallied FOR Roe. They were with 21 other states who had thrown their support behind Roe, urging the courts to reaffirm.

But the people’s will does not appear to matter to this AG. Fulfilling the Republican agenda, however, it does appear to matter. In fact, it seems to be front and center on the mind of Youngkin and his Attorney General. Virginia electing Youngkin was a tragedy, and unfortunately, there isn’t all that much we can do about it now.

However, what we should take from this is that elections — each and every one of them — have significant consequences. And for the state of Virginia, these consequences are quite sobering indeed.

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