CNN reporter repeats questionable claim that critical race theory is not being taught in Virginia schools

McKend made the claim following Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin’s victory speech after his win over Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia’s closely watched gubernatorial election, attributing the former’s win to his capitalization on the issue.

“Republicans who have long felt as though the governor’s mansion was out of reach, just elated tonight,” McKend said as she reported from Youngkin’s campaign headquarters in Chantilly, Virginia. 

She mentioned that Youngkin was able to broadly appeal to all types of Republicans, including moderates and supporters of former President Donald Trump, as well as disaffected Democrats.

Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin arrives to speak at an election night party in Chantilly, Va., early Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, after he defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin arrives to speak at an election night party in Chantilly, Va., early Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, after he defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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