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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe cut short his interview with a local Virginia TV station and scolded the reporter for not asking “better questions.”

WJLA 7News reporter Nick Minnock conducted interviews with the former governor and his GOP rival Glenn Youngkin, highlighting the on air while releasing the full interview and tapes online.


However, WJLA anchor Jonathan Elias offered a disclaimer to viewers who may notice that Youngkin’s interview was much longer than McAuliffe’s.

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Elias told the audience during Tuesday evening’s newscast, “So if you look at those full interviews on our website, we want to point out that the Terry McAuliffe interview is shorter than our interview with Glenn Youngkin. It’s our job. Wasn’t from.” “Nick offered 20 minutes to both candidates to be absolutely fair to the interview. McAuliffe abruptly ends the 7News interview after just 10 minutes and tells Nick that he should have asked better questions and to 7News. Should have asked questions about the audience. That’s what he said.”

During the interview with McAuliffe, Minnock pressed her over her controversial remarks at last month’s gubernatorial debate, where she said, “I don’t think parents should tell schools what they should teach.”

“So are you saying that parents should not have a voice in their children’s education?” Minnock asked.

“Certainly, parents should have a voice. And parents have a voice,” McAuliffe responded, before pointing to his record as governor of eliminating standards for learning tests. Parents complained, attempting to list and tie campaign promises on improving education in Virginia from Youngkin to former President Trump and former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

“So what did you say wrong during that debate?” Minnock followed.

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“No!” McAuliffe responded quickly. “I was talking about bringing people together. We have state boards, we have education boards and we have local school boards that are involved in this process. But the issue is how do we deliver A world class education.”

Minnock asked McAuliffe if his administration would “issue a mandate” to tell schools what and how they should teach, to which McAuliffe called on the state board to attack Youngkin for using a “racist dog whistle”. To answer Republicans’ calls for a decision to be made before the crucial race ban. Theory.

“He’s talking about issues that don’t even exist in Virginia and we have to move on from that,” McAuliffe said.

Minnock then asked whether McAuliffe agreed with the DOJ’s memo suggesting future involvement in matters between McAuliffe parents and school boards. McAuliffe dismissed the concerns, saying the DOJ would “make its own decisions.”

The reporter examined McAuliffe’s record on crime and how much he would invest in public safety. Shortly after, a McAuliffe employee can be heard interrupting off-screen in an attempt to end the interview.

Minnock asked Democrats about their support for vaccine mandates for state employees as well as children in schools.

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“Okay, Nick. We’re already on time,” the McAuliffe aide told the reporter.

“Okay, we’re over. That’s it. That’s it.” McAuliffe said as she stood from the chair and began to walk away from the camera. “Hey, I gave you extra time. Come on man.”

McAuliffe said, “You should have asked better questions from the beginning. You should have asked questions that appeal to your audience.”

“Well, we did,” Minnock replied.