NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia was actually defending state delegate Joshua Cole, who was called out on Twitter by the Virginia House Republican Caucus for calling for the defunding of police. The Republicans noted NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s endorsement of Cole, but with NARAL supporting Terry McAuliffe in the governor’s race, even supporters of the group advised them against using the #defundthepolice hashtag.
— NARAL Pro-Choice VA (@NARALVirginia) September 28, 2021
“Instead of harming them.” If the picture above is cut off, the reply to “You want to defund the police?” is, “What, like reallocating resources to our communities is bad?”
PLEASE don't use this hashtag. I support you folks but this is NOT helping
— Alan! (@o2bnobx) September 28, 2021
Defund the police worked great for the Dems in 2020. I'm glad you've decided to try it again.
— Jack Kemp (@9thHUDSec) September 28, 2021
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MINDS? How many House seats are you trying to lose in Virginia?
— Joel Leonard (@JoelDLeonard) September 28, 2021
You people are idiots.
— Murfdawg (@SonnyMurphy19) September 28, 2021
It’s pretty awkward, seeing as they’re endorsing McAuliffe, who exploded when a sheriff dared ask him if he supported defunding the police.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) September 28, 2021
Keep tweeting! https://t.co/Bs1gMVyS3M
— Douglas Patch (@DouglasPatch) September 28, 2021
— Cicada Meth Orgy Fungus (@RogueWPA) September 28, 2021
.@TerryMcAuliffe failed to keep Virginians safe the last time he was governor, and he will fail again because now he’s "proud" to be endorsed by radical groups that want to defund the police.
— Christian Martinez (@C_RMartinez) September 28, 2021
Doubling down on politically toxic rhetoric is not a good idea. https://t.co/D1hh3ieB4x
— davidrlurie (@davidrlurie) September 28, 2021
Today in unexpected mission creep https://t.co/TI5xkripGS
— Rob Romano (@2Aupdates) September 28, 2021
When you see murder up 30% and your whole philosophy is based on murder: https://t.co/AWipGAHlh2
— mitrebox (@mitrebox) September 28, 2021
It's not just babies NARAL wants to abort. They want to abort the police too. https://t.co/8VAhwV0jmy
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 28, 2021
surely the abortion rights group randomly inserting itself into the conversation of police funding won't be a bad move for the dems like wtf is this https://t.co/fzz4rxoGJL
— morrow (@garfshots) September 28, 2021
— Virginia Rising Action (@VARisingAction) September 28, 2021
It's settled right here in black, white, and blonde. NARAL saying the quiet part out loud and showing that if you're with them, you're with #DefundThePolice
— Just1Conservative (@Just1Conserv) September 28, 2021
— Garren Shipley (@GarrenShipley) September 28, 2021
What is this tweet https://t.co/Te3PArJvXV
— Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) September 28, 2021
It’s great. NARAL thinks taxes going to pay for police harms communities, and they’re saying it out loud. Keep helping.
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Today, I am declining the endorsement of NARAL Virginia. While I do align with NARAL Virginia on the issue of choice, I do not align with their position on defunding the police. For years, I've worked professionally with law enforcement and I am proud of that work. pic.twitter.com/h39aUkJqUq
— Michelle Maldonado for Delegate (HD50) (@Michelle4VA50) September 28, 2021
UNHINGED MUCH?! Terry McAuliffe just EXPLODES when sheriff DARES ask if he plans to defund the police (watch) https://t.co/XQfr3sa4XU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 16, 2021