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Does the Virginia GOP Officially Endorse Treason in Defense of Slavery?


The Virginia GOP would win a lot more state elections if it didn’t long to be Alabama and recognized that they have to appeal to northern Virginian voters. I’m sure this will help:

The Republican Party of Virginia on Wednesday attacked the Democratic candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, for calling for the removal of Confederate statues from public spaces and their relocation into museums.

In two tweets the state GOP said that Northam was betraying his “heritage” by backing the removal of statues that represent slavery. The Democratic candidate had found out in recent months that his ancestors, who were farmers on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, owned slaves.

[email protected] has turned his back on his own family’s heritage in demanding monument removal (1/2)

— Virginia GOP (RPV) (@VA_GOP) August 23, 2017

Shows @RalphNortham will do anything or say anything to try and be #VAGov – #Pathetic 2/2

— Virginia GOP (RPV) (@VA_GOP) August 23, 2017

The party later deleted its tweet, but Northam’s response was perfect:

Meanwhile, I like that Charlottesville draped its Robert E. Lee statue in black as a memorial to Heather Heyer. Maybe not as good as taking it down, which the city is attempting to do but has been stopped by an injunction, but making the connection between the two very clear.

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