A major national liberal group has denounced Ralph Northam, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, for his waffling remarks on immigration.
Virginia Democrats are now at war with each other, with days to go before a general election for state Governor.
Northam’s campaign is already in hot water for cooperating with the Latino Victory Fund, a group that put out an ad portraying Northam’s Republican opponent Ed Gillespie’s supporters as racist child murderers.
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Speaking to reporters Wednesday night after an event with Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, Northam claimed that he simply opposed preemptively banning sanctuary cities, and that his comments to WAVY were “what I’ve been saying all along.”
The explanation was not enough, however, to assuage Democracy For America, a left-leaning online activism organization based in Burlington, Vermont. In response to what DFA called Northam’s “backtrack on his commitment to standing up for immigrant families,” the group declared that it would end “any work to directly aid” his campaign.
“After seeing Northam play directly into the hands of Republicans’ racist anti-immigrant rhetoric on sanctuary cities, we refuse to be silent any longer and even remotely complicit in the disastrous, racist, and voter-turnout-depressing campaign Ralph Northam appears intent on running,” DFA executive director Charles Chamberlain said in a statement.
Like a matador, Trump has led the opposing party to the radical left, causing an inevitable collapse.
There was a method to his madness all along.