Democratic Virginia gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe declared that he plans to “build education,” simply two weeks after he created a firestorm by saying parents should have little say in what public colleges educate their youngsters.

In a video taken Tuesday by the conservative Virginia Rising analysis group, McAuliffe was seen leaving an training roundtable dialogue in Alexandria and chastising a maskless tracker who requested about his training stance. 


“Who do you think should be in control of education if not Virginia parents?” the tracker requested as McAuliffe walked to his car.

“Have you been vaccinated yet?” McAuliffe fired again. “That’s the question I want to know. You should have a mask on. … You’re dangerous here.”

“I’ll build education,” he later declared earlier than stepping into the passenger facet of the car. “That’s why Fox News has me leading. Glenn Youngkin destroyed Virginia’s education system.”

Virginia Rising Action additionally recorded a portion of the roundtable occasion on the Charles Houston Recreation Center in Alexandria, the place most, if not all, of the attendees wore a masks apart from McAuliffe. A photograph tweeted by McAuliffe himself confirmed him with no masks and flanked by his spouse Dorothy McAuliffe and George Mason University school member Anne Holton, who had been each sporting masks.

“Forty-year career politician Terry McAuliffe thinks the law applies to everyone but him,” Youngkin marketing campaign spokesman Christian Martinez instructed Fox News. “McAuliffe was caught violating federal law on Amtrak without a mask, and then violating Virginia Tech’s indoor mask requirement. McAuliffe would rather play politics than take the pandemic seriously, which is why Virginians will reject McAuliffe’s plan to make life difficult for anyone who does not comply with his dictatorial mandates.”

During Tuesday’s roundtable, McAuliffe reportedly stated President Biden could be becoming a member of him once more on the marketing campaign path, regardless of saying in latest days that the president is “unpopular” in Virginia and that Virginians are “frustrated” with the president and Democrats in Congress.

McAuliffe, who served as governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018, sparked the ire of conservatives late final month after he stated he didn’t need parents dictating what colleges educate their youngsters.

“I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decision,” the previous governor stated throughout a debate towards his Republican opponent, Glenn Youngkin. “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

Youngkin has seized on the feedback, launching a “Parents Matter” initiative rallying parents throughout the state.

“It’s pathetic to see Terry McAuliffe recycle the same old empty promises, failed policies, and dishonest attacks that he’s been repeating for 12 years,” Martinez instructed Fox News. “Now, McAuliffe wants to suppress and silence parents so his special interest allies can force their radical political agenda into classrooms and tell children what to think instead of teaching them how to think. Virginia parents are supporting Glenn Youngkin because he listens to them, respects them, and will restore excellence to our schools, raise teacher pay, and invest in the largest education budget in Virginia history.”

McAuliffe told WTKR this week that parents shall be “very involved” in his training plans for Virginia.

“Parents are very involved. We’ve got school boards. We’ve got the state board. We’ve got great curriculum here in Virginia,” he stated.

McAuliffe’s marketing campaign didn’t instantly reply to Fox News’ request for remark.