Dem Terry McAuliffe Keeps Repeating Same Lie About Children With COVID In Virginia Hospitals

Terry McAuliffe, the former Virginia governor (2014-18) who is in a dogfight with Republican Glenn Youngkin to become the state’s next governor, has been playing fast and loose with COVID case numbers and hospitalization figures, including pediatric numbers that are completely false.

And it’s not just Republicans who have a real problem with the figures McAuliffe has been floating during campaign stops. The Washington Post noted how McAuliffe stated on October 7 that there were 1,142 children in Virginia ICU units with COVID. The real number, according to the Post, was 35.

It would be one thing to say that number once, acknowledge you misspoke, and then correct your mistake. It’s another to keep repeating the claim. The paper says the Democratic nominee has repeated the pediatric ICU number twice over the last two weeks. As of October 22, Virginia has had 952 children hospitalized with COVID since March 2020.

Here’s McAuliffe throwing out his 1,142 figure at a candidate forum in early October.

Here are the pediatric COVID cases straight from the Virginia Department of Health:

Virginia COVID cases children

“In speaking about the threat of the coronavirus to the state, McAuliffe frequently touts numbers — often wrong numbers about the impact on children,” The Post says. “When we first queried the McAuliffe campaign about his figures, we were told it was a slip of the tongue. Okay, we understand that, and so we passed on a fact check. But then his tongue kept slipping.”

OK, so the October 7 incident was a possible slip of the tongue. Then what happened on October 21? The Post reports the former governor used the line, “We’ve just 1,142 children in serious, in hospitals, in ICU beds” during a campaign event.

And on Oct. 13, McAuliffe was quoted as saying “Today, 1,100 children are in hospitals here in Virginia.”

And on Oct. 23 during a stop with Obama, McAuliffe once again went to his talking point. “Here in Virginia, you should understand, 1,142 of our children have been in hospitals because they got covid,” he said.

As noted above, 952 children have been hospitalized with COVID since March 2020. Why is McAuliffe focused on that number and bringing it up time after time? Why do you think? Because it’s dramatic, not true, and paints a bleak picture for suburban moms who think their children will be the next ones to go into the ICU if Uncle Terry isn’t voted into office.

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.


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  1. This piece of trash tyrant is an old Clinton crony slobbering at the govt trough no real accomplishment just lies right in your face and va knows about this fool he was guv before so they know what to expect if they reelect him which they shouldn’t

  2. You can bet I won’t be voting for him or anybody else on his ticket. He is taking after creepy Joe. Just keep repeating the same BS. If the Washington Compost is refuting his claims that is a bad omen. They are a hard core Dem propaganda machine.

  3. And do we really know if they didn’t just have the flu instead of COVID? The answer is no, we don’t. Can they confirm that they did genetic sequencing to determine that they had covid vs the flu or common cold? I’d bet the farm the answer is no.

    The PCR tests are unreliable and cannot differentiate among covid, flu or cold. That’s per the FDA and CDC.

  4. The generic flu is a greater “threat”

    We’ve created an entirely new COVID religion. Terry McAwful is a soulless Washington beast and Virginia’s kids are in their crosshairs

  5. Here’s the problem – the Republicans never seem to counter these lies in their political commercials. I see it here in the NY metro area with the NJ governors race. Phil Murphy has a commercial where you hear his opponent Jack Ciattarelli says things like “children aren’t vulnerable” and the narrator makes it seem like he’s a monster. The truth is that kids aren’t particularly vulnerable so Ciattarelli should have a commercial that attacks the Murphy commercial and cites the true stats for kids and Covid. What is wrong with the creators of these Republican political ads? They have so much fodder yet they lack the creativity and impact that the Democratic political ads have.

  6. The “drop boxes” in NOVA, Richmond and Tidewater are already filling up with bogus ballots for McAuliffe. Repubs have no more chance to win this one that they did the Georgia Senate races.

    Meanwhile … “crickets” from the GOP leadership (LOL) about Voter Integrity.

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