DFA Unendorses ‘Racist’ Ralph Northam

By NTK Staff | 11.03.2017 @9:26am
DFA Unendorses ‘Racist’ Ralph Northam

Democracy For America, a left-wing advocacy organization, unendorsed Virginia Democratic candidate for governor Ralph Northam on Thursday, calling his campaign “racist.” After Northam removed his black running mate from campaign literature, DFA “remove[d] Northam’s name from the tens of thousands of Get-Out-the-Vote calls our members are making in Virginia.” However, they did not publicize the […]

Democracy For America, a left-wing advocacy organization, unendorsed Virginia Democratic candidate for governor Ralph Northam on Thursday, calling his campaign “racist.”

After Northam removed his black running mate from campaign literature, DFA “remove[d] Northam’s name from the tens of thousands of Get-Out-the-Vote calls our members are making in Virginia.” However, they did not publicize the decision at the time.

But when Northam flipped his position on sanctuary cities, the left-wing group stayed silent no more:

“However, after seeing Northam play directly into the hands of Republicans’ racist anti-immigrant rhetoric on sanctuary cities, we refuse to be silent any longer and even remotely complicit in the disastrous, racist, and voter-turnout-depressing campaign Ralph Northam appears intent on running,” they wrote.

DFA also called the candidate “morally bankrupt” in their statement, making clear they had no intention of ever supporting the candidate.

ThinkProgress also declared their dissatisfaction with the candidate, saying he “moves one step closer to President Donald Trump:”

Despite Northam’s newfound opposition to sanctuary cities, he voted in February to prevent the Republican legislature from banning sanctuary cities in the state of Virginia. He has also said that he would veto similar legislation as governor.

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