MAGA Hot Mic: VA GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin
July 7, 2022
Washington Post: “On abortion, Gov. Youngkin says he’ll sign ‘any bill … to protect life’”
Today’s MAGA Hot Mic moment comes from Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin.
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has long advocated for an anti-abortion agenda and now that a conservative Supreme Court majority overturned Roe v. Wade, Youngkin has doubled down on his promise to expand abortion restrictions.
Washington Post: “In remarks to conservative activists Tuesday night, Youngkin (R) indicated that if the political landscape shifts in Richmond, he would like to rein in abortion rights beyond what he is seeking now — a ban on most abortions after 15 or 20 weeks of pregnancy.”
Washington Post: “‘My goal is that we, in fact, get a bill to sign. It won’t be the bill that we all want,” he said, going on to note that he believes life begins at ‘inception’ — a slip of the tongue, according to a Youngkin spokesman, who said the governor meant to say ‘conception.’ Asked how the governor would define ‘the bill that we all want’ and whether that would be a total ban on abortion, Youngkin spokeswoman Macaulay Porter did not answer directly.”
Across the country, Republicans are not stopping at overturning Roe and they are making it clear what’s at stake if Republicans gain power.