The Lincoln Project orchestrated a stunt by using tiki torch-holding individuals to damage Virginia Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin.
The effort was apparently designed to associate white nationalists to Youngkin over the deadly incident that occurred in Charlottesville in 2017.
As captured in this Tweet, the individuals stood in front of a Youngkin campaign bus.
These men approached @GlennYoungkin’s bus as it pulled up saying what sounded like, “We’re all in for Glenn.” Here they are standing in front of the bus as his campaign event at Guadalajara started.@NBC29 pic.twitter.com/l681ejyBjc
— Elizabeth Holmes (@holmes_reports) October 29, 2021
After initially linking the activists to Youngkin in a Tweet with a damaging picture by Terry McAuliff’s spokesperson Christina Freundlich, the McAuliff campaign backed away from the stunt.
The Lincoln Project took credit for the stunt.
Not backing away, Stuart Stevens from The Lincoln Project defended its activism as well as James Carville on CNN.
“It was to illustrate a point that Youngkin has not denounced Trump saying there were ‘fine people on both sides’ in Charlottesville.” — Democratic Strategist @JamesCarville pic.twitter.com/tVRTjkNJIU
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 30, 2021
The Lincoln Project was slammed on Twitter.
Democratic Party operatives, MSNBC analysts, and their Lincoln Project allies got caught perpetrating a deliberate fraud today, all with racism and racist discourse as their plaything. None will suffer any career consequences because their circles are happy they did this.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 29, 2021
The person taking credit for collaborating with Lincoln Project on the tiki torch thing acted like she was surprised about it earlier in the day pic.twitter.com/ppXwTHyTnL
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) October 29, 2021
The Lincoln Project was also criticized for using a black activist in a white supremacist stunt.
The casting director for the Lincoln Project really thought: "This guy is perfect for the role of White Supremacist #3." pic.twitter.com/WBecXf5mpb
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 30, 2021
Deneen Borelli slammed The Lincoln Project activism.
I’m disgusted by @ProjectLincoln a Fake Republican group using hateful divisive Democrat race card politics. “Lincoln Project co-founder refuses to apologize for trying to smear VA GOP gubernatorial candidate” | Daily Mail Online https://t.co/mlM8c7oJGT
— Deneen Borelli (@deneenborelli) October 30, 2021
Democrats and their fake Republican allies will do anything to win.
For them, it’s about power and not the people.