” This is a political seismic shift,” Rufo said to Fox News Tuesday night. Two months ago, Glenn Younkin made the fight against state-sanctioned violence of Virginia school children and critical race theory the central and final argument of his campaign. He proved that MSNBC’s lies, as well as those of the Washington Post, New York Times, could not conceal the fact that strong numbers of Virginia voters (Republicans, Independents, and Democrats) reject critical race theories and support merit-based education that is geared towards excellence. “
“And this is a massive political loss for the liars and ideologues, such as Joy Reid, who have attempted to blind the public, to what’s happening within American institutions. Rufo said, “And I’m proud of saying that this is an enormous W for Glenn Younkin as well as an equally huge L for Joy Reid.”
Earlier this year, Rufo had a wild on-air clash with MSNBC host Joy Reid, who rejected the idea that CRT was an actual issue facing Americans.
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Rufo, a Manhattan Institute senior fellow, has become a national figure for putting a spotlight on the CRT ideology that has emerged in schools and institutions across the country, told Fox News a “new special interest group” has been born: “middle-class suburban parents. “
“They rallied to Glenn Youngkin’s side, who ran an optimistic, positive, visionary campaign,” Rufo said. Rufo said that he was not afraid to bring the topic of critical race theory forward. “
Rufo blasted Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe as an “entitled, lifetime, operative and bureaucrat who showed reckless disregard for the safety and hopes and dreams of the people of Virginia.” McAuliffe’s campaigning with Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers president on the last day of the election was an “atrocious error” that proved McAuliffe wasn’t himself but a tool for teachers’ unions. “
The CRT critic is now hoping to “take this model of victory,” “replicate it in all 14,000 school districts” across the country and “take back the institutions from the corrupt ideologues and bureaucrats that have had them for too long. “
Rufo expressed doubts that the media would learn from its past mistakes in dismissing CRT. He stated, “On the one hand, they are dishonest, but on the other, they have become corrupt bureaucrats.” “
“The only thing that we know with certainty today is that this campaign, this coordinated media campaign to deny the existence of critical race theory despite mountains of documented evidence didn’t fool the voters of Virginia, didn’t fool a huge swath of Biden voters that crossed over because of this issue to vote for Glenn Younkin and it’s not going to fool the American people who now oppose critical race theory by massive margins. Rufo said that he hoped they would continue the campaign of denial, as it is ultimately a losing campaign.