Vice President Kamala Harris said just days before Tuesday’s election that Virginia’s gubernatorial election would likely set the tone for both the 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 general election.
This was pointed out in a tweet by political commentator Caleb J. Smith who included a video of Harris’ comments when she went so far as to state that, What happens in Virginia will in large part determine what happens in 2022, 2024, and on.”
Kamala Harris four days ago: "What happens in Virginia will in large part determine what happens in 2022, 2024, and on." pic.twitter.com/332NEATsF2
— Caleb Smith (@CalebJSmith) November 3, 2021
As Americans already likely know by now, Republican Glen Youngkin won the nomination, beating out Virginia’s former governor and Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe to be the next governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Shockingly, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) agreed with the Vice President, saying that he believes the gubernatorial election could be a sign of a coming “Republican revolution” in the 2022 midterm elections, according to a report in the Independent Journal Review.
Cruz made his comments Tuesday during an appearance on Fox News, saying that Americans should watch the historic state to indicate what might be coming for Republicans in the midterm election, citing recent history as the foundation for his theory:
“I think Virginia is a very important canary in a coal mine. If you look back to 2009, the last time you had a new Democratic President Barack Obama, who adopted extreme policies, adopted Obamacare and Dodd-Frank, the reaction, Virginia was the first canary in the coal mine that foretold what happened in 2010, which was the Republican revolution where we retook Congress.”
“That was incredibly important, and I see the same dynamic going on,” he added.
Cruz pointed to the Obama years, during which Republicans won the House and, according to IJR, flipped the largest number of seats of any midterm election since the year 1938. And
President Joe Biden reportedly carried the state of Virginia in the 2020 presidential election by 10 points, making Youngkin’s win further confirmation of the frustration that Americans are experiencing over the Biden Administration.