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Biden Campaigns for McAuliffe in VA as GOP Candidate Revives Attack on Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”

HeadlineOct 28, 2021

In Virginia, as the governor race heats up, President Biden campaigned with Democratic candidate and former Governor Terry McAuliffe Tuesday, one week ahead of the November election. Biden warned voters Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin was an extremist in the vein of former President Trump.

President Joe Biden: “Extremism can come in many forms, can come in the rage of a mob driven to assault the Capitol. It can come in a smile and a fleece vest.”

Meanwhile, a firestorm over Toni Morrison’s acclaimed novel “Beloved” has taken center stage in the Virginia gubernatorial race after an ad by Republican candidate Youngkin featured a mother who once campaigned to have the Pulitzer Prize-winning book banned from her high school senior son’s curriculum.

Laura Murphy: “As a parent, it’s tough to catch everything. So, when my son showed me his reading assignment, my heart sunk. It was some of the most explicit material you can imagine.”

Vice President Kamala Harris will campaign in Norfolk, Virginia, with Terry McAuliffe on Friday.

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