Leftists Blame GOP Gov.-Elect Youngkin For Snowbound Drivers In Virginia, Rather Than CURRENT Dem Gov. Northam

Leftists Blame GOP Gov.-Elect Youngkin For Snowbound Drivers In Virginia, Rather Than CURRENT Dem Gov. Northam

Leftists tend to live detached from reality as they so often indicate, and they’ve done so again in recent days as they rushed to blame Virginia’s Glenn Youngkin for not reacting quickly enough to a snowstorm that stranded thousands of motorists on I-95 earlier this week.

There’s just one problem, though: Youngkin is not officially governor of the Old Dominion yet; Democrat Ralph Northam still is until this coming weekend.

Not that either man could have stopped a snowstorm, however, but we digress.

PJ Media’s Cameron Arcand:

As Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia dealt with the traffic jam of the century, which left some drivers stuck on the road for over a day because of heavy snow, liberals on Twitter decided to blame Republican Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin as opposed to the person who is really in charge– Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam.

“Does Virginia’s new Governor Youngkin know people have been stranded on I-95 for 15 hours? With no help in sight?” one user, who later deleted her tweet, asked.

Youngkin is going to be sworn in next Saturday, so this has nothing to do with him. But the tweets somehow go downhill from here.

Meanwhile, South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Fred Grimm responded to investigative journalist Jim DeFede’s tweet about the situation on Tuesday morning, with another incorrect take.

“Collateral damage between Glenn Youngkin and the wrath of God,” he tweeted.

Others also chimed in to blame Youngkin, falsely, for ‘failing as governor’ — though again, none of them bothered to explain how any governor, right or left, is supposed to interdict a snowstorm or wave a wand to magically make snow and ice disappear.

Others, including The Hill columnist and Fox News contributor Joe Concha, reminded Twitter users who really is still governor.

Eventually, Northam spoke about the mess on I-95, nothing that it was essentially an act of nature and that no one is ‘responsible’ but that things were getting done as fast as humanly possible with, oddly enough, an assist from ‘the weather.’

“Obviously, VDOT folks have been working through the night,” he said at a news conference, WTOP-FM reported.

“And with the sun up now, that will certainly help us, but we need to get people off the road. We have food, warming shelters in place, and we’re getting to these individuals as fast as we can.”


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