Julie Perry, Virginia’s 86th District GOP nominee for House of Delegates, joined WMAL’s Larry O’Connor for a live interview Tuesday morning. Perry, a Fairfax County Public Schools educator, discussed the district’s regrettable embrace of critical race theory.
According to Perry, rank-and-file educators are not driving the new, Marxist-inspired push in district schools. “Teachers are afraid to speak out,” the candidate said. “They are terrified of retaliation.”
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts was on WMAL’s O’Connor & Company to discuss the controversies engulfing the Fairfax County School Board — and the efforts of local parent-activists to recall three board members (Abrar Omeish, Elaine Tholen and Laura Jane Cohen).
Much of the interview focused on the radical, divisive rhetoric of at-large board member Abrar Omeish.
Two major Jewish organizations rebuked Abrar Omeish this week, following the embattled school board member’s incendiary anti-Israel rhetoric. On May 13, Omeish wrote that Israel perpetrates “apartheid” and “colonization”; “desecrates the Holy Land” and “kills Palestinians.” To date, Omeish has not retracted her inflammatory words; they can still be viewed on the board member’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts joined WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show, to discuss the ongoing controversies surrounding at-large school board member Abrar Omeish. “We’re talking about our kids here, and the people setting the curriculum to teach them,” Knotts said Tuesday on WMAL.
On May 13, Omeish shared anti-Israel comments on social media that have been widely condemned as deeply anti-Semitic or needlessly divisive.
Gary Aiken, a Jewish father with kids in Fairfax County Public Schools, joined WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program yesterday, to discuss his concerns about school board member Abrar Omeish’s recent attacks on Israel. “Ms. Omeish, like many 26 year-olds, knows the power of social media. It can promote great things, but it can also destroy,” Aiken noted. “We expect our school board members to set a positive example for our kids.”
On Monday’s Larry O’Connor Show, the WMAL host played extensive audio clips from school board member Abrar Omeish’s 2019 arrest. Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) shared his thoughts on Omeish’s arrest record, as well as her recent inflammatory comments on Israel that many would consider needlessly divisive, if not deeply anti-Semitic.
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts joined WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program last week to discuss the Republican Party of Virginia’s new slate of candidates for statewide office: Glenn Youngkin for Governor; Winsome Sears for Lieutenant Governor; and Jason Miyares for Attorney General.
“We’ve got the ticket, from top to bottom,” Knotts said. “We’ve got the best and most qualified slate — and they just happen to be diverse”
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted 9 to 1 in favor of higher taxes on Tuesday. The new county budget will raise taxes by 3.4%, amounting to a 45% rise over 10 years. Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) was the only “no” vote. Herrity’s alternative budget, rejected by the Democrat majority, held taxes nearly flat — while offering relief to seniors and 3% raises to county teachers.
Clay Percle, who leads the Fairfax GOP’s Election Integrity Team, joined WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program to discuss last weekend’s disenfranchisement of many Republican voters. With registration deadlines looming for Virginia’s GOP convention, the Department of Elections closed its online Citizens Portal for “scheduled maintenance.” In addition to GOP conventions in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, registrations for local elections in Vienna were similarly affected.
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts joined WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program Wednesday, to break down the latest failures of state and local Democrat officials — from law enforcement to vaccination to K-12 education.
Knotts’s WMAL interview came on the heels of news that Fairfax County formally became a sanctuary jurisdiction for unlawful migrants. “The Democrats are picking which laws they’d like to enforce and which ones they don’t,” Knotts said.