Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, shut down an interview while complaining about the questions.
ABC 7, a D.C.-area affiliate, interviewed McAuliffe and his GOP rival, Glenn Youngkin, on Oct. 13 and 14 respectively. The outlet said both were given 20 minutes to talk about how they would lead Virginia if elected next month. McAuliffe ended his interview after a little more than 10 minutes, telling interviewer Nick Minock he “should have asked better questions early on.”
The ABC 7 transcript shows he ended it after a member of the Democrat’s team claimed they were out of time.
“Hey, I gave you extra time,” McAuliffe told the interviewer as he stood up and left. “C’mon, man. You should have asked better questions early on. You should have asked questions your viewers care about.”
Prior to cutting the interview short, McAuliffe told the outlet if he is elected he will work to raise the minimum wage and create paid sick days. He also warned viewers of Youngkin being “a Donald Trump right-wing agenda” who would ban abortions.
In his interview, Youngkin warned of McAuliffe, who previously served as Virginia governor from 2014 to 2018, wanting to “make your life difficult” for those who do not vaccinate against COVID-19. Youngkin also said McAuliffe stands for himself and big government, while he stands for Virginians and individual freedom.
A recent poll from the Trafalgar Group found McAuliffe at 48% among likely voters, in a dead heat with Youngkin. The election is set for Nov. 2.
McAuliffe’s campaign did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner’s request for comment on the interview.
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Original Author: Asher Notheis