Virginia’s Youngkin spotlights woman who tried to ban Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’

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The Virginia gubernatorial candidate’s recent ad reveals some significant cracks in Republicans’ usual criticism of cancel culture.

In a political campaign ad Youngkin released Monday, a white woman named Laura Murphy, described in the ad only as a mother from Fairfax County, discusses her horror at discovering that her son’s reading material included “some of the most explicit material you can imagine.” She describes her anger that then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe — the Democrat who is also Youngkin’s opponent today — vetoed a piece of legislation in 2016 that would have allowed parents to block their children from reading books in school that contain sexually explicit material.

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