Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is the nation’s most clueless governor. A former Clinton money-man, McAuliffe got his position because of his close connection to the Democrat establishment. And now he spouts lies about President Trump whenever he can.
The latest is a real doozy. Following the Charlottesville violence, McAuliffe excused his poor reaction to the events and failure to have state police control things by citing weapons caches all over the city. From The Federalist Papers:
During an interview with Black Lives Matter activists DeRay McKesson, McAuliffe stated that the police had found weapons caches around the city, and that intervention would have created an even more violent situation,
“They had battering rams and, you know, we had picked up different weapons they had stashed around the city,” McAuliffe told Mckesson. “This was a powder keg. This was a very volatile situation. And I’ll once again say, I am very proud of our team on the ground. Nobody hurt except for those people hit by the car and you couldn’t stop that.”
Well, it turns out that was a lie. A huge one in fact because McAuliffe’s inaction led directly to the death of Heather Heyer.
McAuliffe’s comments were picked up by other news outlets and spread through social media. But Corinne Geller, a spokesperson for the Virginia State Police, says that no such stashes were found.
“The governor was referring to the briefing provided him in advance of Saturday’s rally and the extra security measures being taken by local and state police,” Geller tells Reason. “As a safety precaution in advance of August 12, such searches were conducted in and around Emancipation and McIntire Parks. No weapons were located as a result of those searches.”
This is enraging. It’s bad enough that McAuliffe wasn’t prepared for this situation. Now he’s deliberately lying about it.
It’s extremely shameful. All Virginians should decry his despicable behavior.
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