In the spirit of the recent Kentucky Derby, allow me to open up with this: we all pick our horse based on many personal dimensions. I chose Pete Snyder for Governor of Virginia because he’s a solid conservative who has clearly demonstrated over the years his commitment to conservative values, small business owners, and candidates who espouse the tenets of freedom, justice, and individual liberty. Additionally, I need a scrappy guy. I need a candidate who will go toe-to-toe with Hillary’s henchman and cut him down at the knees. I need a guy who can take a punch and give one back harder. That guy for me is Pete Snyder.
When I saw that Pete Snyder was running it was an easy decision for me.
However, should Pete lose, we have an amazing slate of candidates running for governor all of whom it would be my privilege to support.
Now, on to Aliscia.
If Aliscia Andrews ever runs again for Congress she will have my support in a heartbeat.
Second, Aliscia and I worship at the same congregation, so she is my sister-in-Christ.
So, let’s clear the air on some bizarre Facebook dialogue.
First, Aliscia has not been honest about her employment with the Glenn Youngkin campaign. When I first saw Aliscia this year, it was at the candidate forum in Crystal City. I was, in fact, wearing a “Pete Snyder for Governor” sticker when I approached her to say hello. Without hesitation, she rebuked me for supporting Pete Snyder on the grounds that Pete never returned her calls for support when she was running for Congress in 2020. (This assertion by Aliscia has been unequivocally rejected by Pete Snyder.) Let it be known, I was there to greet her on her race and to offer my congratulations for a well-run campaign. Nevertheless, I wasn’t able to say any of that because she attacked me for supporting Pete. At no time during our brief encounter did she ever tell me that she was on Glen Youngkin’s payroll.
Fast forward to last week. On Facebook, Aliscia, a paid Youngkin employee, raved about her employer, especially pointing out his faith. Because I’m “friends” with her on Facebook, I decided to point out something that has bothered me about Glen Youngkin. See below.
Glenn Younkin, a CEO of the Carlyle group supported matching employee donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a rabid organization that opposes the Christian Church. I have not heard Glenn give an explanation for his SPLC letter of support except for what Pastor Gary Hamrick from Cornerstone Chapel in Loudoun County said a few weeks back. Glenn’s explanation was a weak one and one that, in my opinion, should raise more questions about his ability to govern should he be elected. But that aside, I was emailed this link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm9LFIr9jkM) that looks at Glenn Youngkin’s church and their stance on social justice matters. What I found revealing is that Glenn Youngkin, once again, signs his name on his church’s “Statement on Racial Unity.” (Was he aware or did he just aloofly sign a document…again?) If you didn’t know better, you’d think the “Statement” was written by BLM or…the SPLC. (Fast forward to the 18th minute to see for yourself.) Has anyone asked Glenn about this?
So back to Aliscia.
Aliscia is a Glenn Youngkin paid employee. She HAS to say good things about her employer. If she didn’t praise the ground he walks on, I’m pretty sure Glenn would fire her. So far, she’s been paid almost $7,000 by Glenn to sing his praises. So what’s my spat about? Well, over the weekend I wanted to know from Aliscia why Glenn had not addressed his SPLC support. Instead of replying with a, “Here’s his official response…” I get my head chopped off with vicious comments, attacking my question! And to top it off, a fellow Facebook friend informs me that she deleted my comment that night. Why is a paid employee evading a legitimate question?
The following day, I sent Aliscia – a paid Youngkin employee – a screenshot of my comment and question in an attempt to show her that I was aware of her overnight deletion. Well, this apparently triggered Youngkin’s employee who accused me of attacking her and her employer’s faith. She even submitted a veiled threat that she “kept receipts.” The screenshot is there for your review.
Some of Aliscia’s defenders were courteous but most were naive, gullible, and insulting. One person sent me a link that show’s Glenn explaining his position on the SPLC memo. I thanked him although others called me “unaware” while, still, others called me un-Christian names. (I’m shocked how many Christians think it’s ok to curse.) One person said that I’m not paying attention because if I had, I would’ve seen the video that he provided. Well, like you – I’m sure, you receive up to 3 or 4 mailers from Glen EVERY SINGLE DAY and not one of them addresses this issue. So, if Glenn really cared about explaining his position, he’s had more than enough chances to do so. Why is it incumbent upon me to search the bowels of the internet for his formal response on his SPLC support?
Let me conclude with this: If Glenn wins the nomination, he’ll have my unequivocal support. Not because I think his explanation of his support of the SPLC clears him, but because Terry McAuliffe needs to be defeated to a bloody pulp so we can open up Virginia for business once and for all. Nevertheless, should Glenn Youngkin win, he will need guard rails to ensure that he does not deviate into the social justice lane for which he has shown to be more than sympathetic.