How blessed the Old Dominion is to have Gov. Youngkin as governor rather than some far-left loon of the sort it might have had were it not for the left’s complete and total meltdown in favor of all those aspects of the culture war that make parents detest the left!
While Gov. Youngkin is perhaps best known for his stance on schools and his unrepentant, unending war on critical race theory and leftist propaganda in Virginia’s schools, particularly that propaganda having to do with transgenderism, he’s also pro-police, again unlike the Democrats that might otherwise be in control. He announced as much during his campaign, saying:
“We are going to stand up for law enforcement. They’re heroes who go to work every day in order to keep Virginia safe and they are going to know their governor has their back …We’re going to get it done when I’m elected governor and I can’t wait to go serve all Virginians.”
He recently showed his pro-police stance by donating his first-quarter salary to a law enforcement initiative, as his office announced in a press conference, saying:
Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that he will donate his first-quarter salary to the Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program, an organization dedicated to helping law enforcement officers and first responders who have undergone traumatic critical incidents in the line of duty or in their personal lives.
During his 2021 campaign, the Governor pledged to donate his gubernatorial salary. Today, he announced the donation of $43,750 at VALEAP’s Post Critical Incident Seminar in Harrisonburg, Va.
Governor Youngkin himself, speaking on the subject, said:
“I pledged to serve our Commonwealth without accepting a salary because I want to continue giving back to the Commonwealth and helping Virginians in every way I can,
“I have chosen to donate my salary to the Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program (VALEAP) because of their important mission to assist law enforcement personnel and first responders who have undergone traumatic critical incidents. This reaffirms my ongoing commitment to support our men and women in law enforcement with mental health resources, training, and equipment to ensure that we are serving those that protect our communities across the Commonwealth.”
According to the link provided by the Governor’s office in the press statement, VALEAP has VALEAP has served “more than 500 officers from over 60 Virginia agencies and trained over 150 law enforcement peers to date” since it was founded in 2008.
In doing that, Governor Youngkin is emulating former President Trump, who famously donated his salary to worthy causes rather than keep taxpayer money. He donated all $1.6 million that he received during his four years in office, money that didn’t mean much to someone of his financial level but was undoubtedly helpful to the charities he donated it to. Further, his refusal to accept a check, like Youngkin’s similar refusal to do so, showed that he was intent on serving the people rather than profiting off the presidency.
By: Gen Z Conservative, editor of GenZConservative.com. Follow me on Parler and Gettr.