Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert issued the following statement on Friday:
“The recount has reaffirmed what Election Day and canvass already told us — that Karen Greenhalgh is the Delegate-elect from the 85th district, and Republicans will retake the majority in the House of Delegates.
“Now that the majority is official, we can move forward with a timely transition as to be prepared to work on day one.”
In what became its own holiday tradition, conservative talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh shared the “Real Story of Thanksgiving” with his millions of listeners last year.
“The Real Story of Thanksgiving, going back to the very first early days of the Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth Rock, is that socialism failed,” Limbaugh said.
On the eve of Thanksgiving Break, Fairfax County Public Schools announced that it will return two highly controversial, sexually explicit items to library shelves. “The decision reaffirms FCPS’ ongoing commitment to provide diverse reading materials that reflect our student population, allowing every child an opportunity to see themselves reflected in literary characters,” the embattled district said in a November 23 statement.
The decision follows a temporary removal of two books — Gender Queer: A Memoir and Lawn Boy — that many parents considered inappropriate for minors.
A Fairfax County judge ruled in favor of parents who published information they received from Fairfax County Public Schools after the school division sought to prevent some information from being public.
Two parents, Debra Tisler and Callie Oettinger, published information about school spending and other activities, which the school division handed over to them in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
Following his stunning victory, Virginia Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin tweeted on November 9, 2021:
“It’s time to get to work, Virginia! We are assembling the strongest team in Virginia’s history, made up of individuals from across the Commonwealth to go to work for the people of Virginia. If you are interested in being a part of our team, apply today.”
On October 11, Parents Defending Education emailed 47 state school board associations for comment on the NSBA’s September 29 letter (Hawaii and Washington DC are not members of NSBA, and Virginia & Louisiana had already made public statements).
On Election Day 2021, 8/10 Fairfax Precincts Trended Republican
A new map published by Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) illustrates the significant gains Republicans made in Fairfax County this year. As VPAP noted: “In deep blue Fairfax County, Glenn Youngkin’s goal was to cut his losses compared to GOP gubernatorial performance in 2017. Enhanced election result data released by Fairfax County this week shows Youngkin met his goal in eight out of 10 precincts.”
Virginians spoke with a clear voice — they voted for better schools, safer streets, a lower cost of living, and more jobs — and they expect us to deliver, on Day One. The leadership team of Todd Gilbert, Terry Kilgore, and Jay Leftwich elected today by the Virginia House Republican Caucus is best positioned to work with the Virginia Democrats to get results for Virginians.
It would be a mistake to believe that last week’s election was a temporary, aberrant blip.
Virginians sent a message to the nation that our state is not ideologically bound to a party, but to the people, ALL of its people.
Since this seismic occurrence, I have had people ask me how this could have happened in this “blue” state.
I, long ago, described VA as being “purple”.
Congratulations to all of the Black Republican candidates who made history Tuesday night winning their state-wide and local elections across the country.
Republican trailblazer Winsome Sears defied the odds to become the first Black woman elected to serve as Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor.
Following Virginians’ rejection of Democrats’ “woke” racism, former congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has a message:
My fellow Dems: if you want people to vote for you, stop calling millions of Americans dogs—only dogs respond to “dog whistles”. Stop trying to divide us by the color of our skin. End your open-border policy. Treat us all with the respect we deserve as Americans & God’s children.
Republican Winsome Sears made history Tuesday night, as the first woman of color elected to statewide office in Virginia. The Jamaican-born who served in the U.S. Marines is now Virginia’s lieutenant governor-elect. Her conservative, patriotic victory speech quickly went viral, striking a chord with viewers nationwide.
“I’m telling you that what you are looking at is the American dream,” Sears said.