Make no mistake about it.
It was not a good night for republicans in Virginia.
VA governor Glenn Youngkin openly rejected President Donald Trump’s MAGA movement.
Last night, Virginians rejected him.
Democrats blocked republicans from gaining control of the state Senate, while also taking control of the House for themselves.
Abortion was a big issue once again, with democrats uniting under the banner of absolving themselves from personal responsibility.
Youngkin may be facing the end of his political career after the dust settles.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 8, 2023
The Hill has more on what happened:
Virginia Democrats are projected to win control of both of the state’s Legislature bodies, according to Decision Desk HQ, dealing a major blow to Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s agenda for the remainder of his term.
Democrats won control of the House of Delegates and maintained their grip on the state Senate. Tuesday’s election results mark a reversal from two years ago, when Youngkin was elected governor and Republicans won control of the House of Delegates.
Various Democratic figures jumped into the campaign. President Biden issued endorsements last week, and former President Obama recorded robocalls in various districts. Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D) also made the trip to Virginia to campaign alongside a number of candidates.
Virginia Stunner: Democrats win a stunning sweep General Assembly, dealing massive blow to Republicans https://t.co/rsjxaCjiFe
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) November 8, 2023
🚨 BREAKING: Democrats win control of the Virginia State House, giving them control of both chambers
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 8, 2023
Democrats block GOP bid to take control of Virginia state government https://t.co/dSyG6czfzv
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) November 8, 2023
NBC News has more on what these losses mean for the GOP:
The result means Democrats will still be able to block Youngkin’s legislative priorities in the General Assembly. He and his allies had high hopes of pushing legislation on the economy, education and public safety in the next two years until Youngkin’s term is up in 2025.
But abortion was also at the center of Republicans’ campaigns, and the party has suffered on the issue since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in the summer of 2022.
Youngkin has long pushed for a 15-week abortion ban, with exceptions for cases of rape, incest and risk to the life of the woman. He argued that 15 weeks was a “consensus” that Virginians could get behind, and candidates in key battleground districts campaigned hard on the plan.
Republicans like Youngkin are constantly failing because they cave to the left on everything.
They do so while outwardly rejecting the ‘Make America Great Again’ mentality.
As long as this continues, they will lose.
— Grace Chong 🇺🇸 (@gc22gc) November 8, 2023
Break down of big picture reasons for what happened with yesterday’s election losses starting with
Youngkin won in 2021 b/c he was a strong candidate for a purple/light blue state and made the focus of the election on parental rights in schools
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) November 8, 2023
Glenn Youngkin told Virginia GOP candidates to reject MAGA principles. On election night, Youngkin & his Fox News allies suffered a humiliating lose. It’s time for the GOP and its donors to accept MAGA rule. MAGA is the only way for Republicans to win.
— Charles R Downs (@TheCharlesDowns) November 8, 2023
According to the intellectual Goliaths over at Team DeSantis headquarters, Glenn Youngkin along with Brian Kemp, Kim Reynolds, and Ron DeSantis were supposed to represent the rejection of MAGA and a new bright future for the GOP.
Last night, Youngkin got gutted like a fish.… pic.twitter.com/JS4r6hdWkK
— JoMa (@joma_gc) November 8, 2023
JUST IN:@GlennYoungkin’s political career is over.
Democrats just won back control of the Virginia House of Delegates, flipping the GOP majority and giving them control of both chambers.
Glenn Youngkin is a joke.
I called it….
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) November 8, 2023