This weekend, a group of people dressed as white nationalists and tried to pass themselves off as supporters of Republican Glenn Youngkin, who is running for governor of Virginia.
They were outed as Democrat activists pretty quickly, but there is more to the story.
The vile anti-Trump grifter group called the ‘Lincoln Project’ was behind the whole thing.
FOX News reports:
The Lincoln Project roasted as ‘deranged hacks’ for orchestrating viral hoax to smear Youngkin
The disgraced anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project is facing intense backlash for orchestrating the viral hoax involving tiki torch-holding individuals associating themselves with the Youngkin campaign.
Twitter was set ablaze after images of a group wearing white shirts, khakis, baseball caps and sunglasses stood alongside the campaign bus of Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin reportedly vocal expressing support for the Republican, according to local NBC affiliate anchor Elizabeth Holmes…
“The Lincoln Project has run advertisements highlighting the hate unleashed in Charlottesville as well as Glenn Youngkin’s continued failure to denounce Donald Trump’s ‘very fine people on both sides.’ We will continue to draw this contrast in broadcast videos, on our social media platforms, and at Youngkin rallies,” the group stated in a press release. “Today’s demonstration was our way of reminding Virginians what happened in Charlottesville four years ago, the Republican Party’s embrace of those values, and Glenn Youngkin’s failure to condemn it.”
“Anyone who continues to associate themselves with The Lincoln Project owns this. This is who you are,” Fourth Watch media critic Stever Krakauer wrote.
These people are bad for America.
Will Lincoln Project members — who just admitted to staging a fake white supremacist demonstration — continue to be allowed on CNN and MSNBC?
These networks have publicly committed themselves to fighting disinformation
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) October 30, 2021
Democratic Party operatives, MSNBC analysts, and their Lincoln Project allies got caught perpetrating a deliberate fraud today, all with racism and racist discourse as their plaything. None will suffer any career consequences because their circles are happy they did this.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 29, 2021
Reminder: Just because the @ProjectLincoln claimed credit for the 'white supremacists for Youngkin' hoax doesn't mean it didn't coordinate it with the McAuliffe campaign.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) October 30, 2021
McAuliffe should lose this race anyway, as Youngkin is a better candidate who has run a better campaign.
But now McAuliffe’s campaign is stained by association with this sleazy group.