The Radicalization of the Fairfax Democratic Party

Pictured: Ousted Moderate Democrat Ed Nuttall

Stephanie Lundquist-Arora | The Washington Examiner

Despite its lip service to diversity and inclusion, the Fairfax Democratic Party does not support these principles in practice. Over the last few years, extremists have hijacked the party, leaving Virginia’s Fairfax residents behind.

Most recently, at a special meeting on Oct. 18, Fairfax Democrats ousted Ed Nuttall from their party. In their view, Nuttall has committed the unforgivable offense of objecting to the George Soros-funded incumbent candidate for Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney office, Steve Descano. Under Descano’s reign, crime in Fairfax County has increased , prosecutions have decreased , and there has been a low conviction rate on felony cases. In favor of his “progressive” agenda, Descano ignores victims of crime and, in six years, has never prosecuted a case in Fairfax County.

Like many of us in Fairfax, Nuttall was fed up with Descano prioritizing politics over safety and therefore challenged him in the June 2023 Democratic primary. Unfortunately, Soros’ money and the extremists’ influence in the Democratic Party prevailed, helping Descano to win the party’s nomination for Fairfax Commonwealth Attorney. There is not a Republican candidate for the November election, so Descano is listed as the only choice for Fairfax County voters.

In response, concerned citizens of Fairfax County created a write-in campaign for Nuttall, who, until recently, was a member of the Fairfax Democratic Party in good standing, to unseat Descano. Campaign supporters explain , “We simply want to live better lives in safer communities, and Ed Nuttall continues to be that only path forward for Fairfax voters.”

Instead of pressuring Descano to support community safety initiatives and victims’ rights , Fairfax Democrats held a special meeting to oust Nuttall from their exclusive tribe. Ejecting and rejecting members who do not march unquestionably to the beat of their radical drum is not new to Fairfax Democrats, which proves they are anything but inclusive and ideologically diverse.

Fairfax County’s 12 Democrat-endorsed school board members, for example, certainly were not being inclusive when they decided to incorporate racism against Asians into their new admissions procedures to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, beginning in 2020. Among the parents fighting for fairness and race-blind admissions to the county’s magnet school is Harry Jackson, a father and current school board candidate in Fairfax County’s Hunter Mill district. In Oct. 2021, Fairfax Democrats punished him for supporting merit in education by voting against his membership to their exclusive, radical party.

A few months later, in Jan. 2022, Fairfax Democrats also voted against the memberships of concerned parents and community members who supported in-person public education for our children.


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