It has been noted that a longtime big name in the Republican party evaded on whether the 2020 election was stolen Sunday morning on ABC. A rising new star in the GOP was much more clear — stating unequivocally that Donald Trump lost.
In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on This Week, Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) was clear that the 2020 election was on the level via Media Ite.
“Let me just ask you the question that I asked Steve Scalise,” Stephanopoulos said. “He couldn’t answer yes or no on whether the 2020 election was stolen. Can you?”
“I’ve consistently said that Joe Biden was legitimately elected president,” Youngkin said — articulating in three seconds what Scalise could not in four minutes. “He’s sleeping in the White House. I wish he weren’t, in all candor.”
According to recent reports, restless GOP megadonors have ramped up efforts to try to persuade Youngkin into making a last-minute entry into the 2024 race. Earlier in Sunday’s interview, Stephanopoulos asked the Virginia governor about the possibility.
“Have you ruled out running for president in 2024 or is that still a possibility?” Stephanopoulos said.
On this query, Youngkin was a little less direct.
“I’m a homegrown Virginian who 40 years ago was washing dishes and taking out trash,” Youngkin said. “And to even have my name tossed around, this is incredibly humbling. I’m excited about the fact that people are encouraged by what’s happening in Virginia.”
He added, “I’m campaigning across Virginia and focused on Virginia, not in New Hampshire, not in South Carolina and not in Nevada. I’m focused on Virginia, and that’s where my attention will continue to be.”