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Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin 'not afraid' to take on critical race theory
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Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate and former private equity firm co-CEO Glenn Youngkin says he's "not afraid" to take on the fight against critical race theory in his state's schools – or his opponent, Democrat Terry McAuliffe.
Youngkin, who left The Carlyle Group in January after amassing an estimated $300 million net worth during his 25 years at the firm, won the GOP nomination for Virginia's highest office in May. Now, he said, he's ready to turn Virginia red in his battle against McAuliffe, who previously held the office from 2014 to 2018.
The businessman joined FOX Business' "Kudlow" on Wednesday, discussing social issues and critical race theory.
"There is a revolt against the way our schools have been managed comprehensively, and critical race theory is a big part of it," Youngkin told Larry Kudlow. "We've actually seen the McAuliffe-Northam administration try to teach our children what to think, and we know that our schools are supposed to teach our kids how to think," he added, linking McAuliffe to current Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.