McAuliffe: Critical Race Theory Controversies Are ‘Made Up’ by GOP to ‘Divide People’

Terry McAuliffe campaigns in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)

Former Virginia governor and current Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe claimed that controversies over “Critical Race Theory” in public schools are a “made up” plan by Republicans to “divide” voters, in comments on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday.

Host Dana Bash noted a Virginia Democratic voter profiled by the Washington Post, who told the paper he was switching his vote to Republican candidate Greg Youngkin because he believed public schools were using curriculum portraying American history as racist.

“I really hate to see what Glenn Youngkin is trying to do to Virginia what Donald Trump did to our country,” McAuliffe told Bash. “Let’s just be clear: we don’t teach critical race theory.”

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