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Twitter watches cable news: reaction to Virginia election results

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Reaction to the results of the Virginia gubernatorial election will continue for months as Democrats prepare to show voters they can make progress in Congress and fix the economy. At the same time, Republicans have a new guidebook for a path to victory in the midterms without former President Donald Trump. Glenn Youngkin managed to surprise many political commentators with his win over Democrat Terry McAullife.

Those reactions had many sounding off on Twitter with comments of their own, like this one about CNN political commentator Van Jones:

MSNBC was also trending after two of its anchors, Rachel Wallace and Joy Reid, weighed in on Youngkin’s messaging throughout his campaign:

Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Sen. John McCain and former co-host of ‘The View’ talk show, also chimed in:

Let us know your thoughts on Virginia’s election results.

JIMMIE JOHNSON: SOCIAL MEDIA IS SEEING RED AS IN REPUBLICAN RED AFTER GLENN YOUNGKIN’S HISTORIC WIN IN VIRGINIA.

THE GOVERNOR-ELECT RE-TWEETING HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH DANCING ON STAGE TO THE LATE 60’S HIT “SPIRIT IN THE SKY.”

SENATOR TED CRUZ AT YOUNGKIN’S CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS, CLAPPING ALONG AT HIS VICTORY CELEBRATION. 

BUT IT WAS THE CABLE NEWS NETS THAT TOOK OVER TWITTER, ESPECIALLY THIS REMARK BY CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR VAN JONES.

VAN JONES: ”I think the democrats are coming across in ways we don’t recognize. That are annoying, offensive and seems out of touch”

JIMMIE: THIS YOUNGKIN SUPPORTER CALLED IT THE MOST TRUTHFUL THING ANYONE ON CNN HAS EVER SAID

MSNBC ALSO TRENDING. MANY SHARING NICOLE WALLACE’S COMMENT ABOUT  CRITICAL RACE THEORY, WHICH MAY HAVE FUELED YOUNGKIN’S VICTORY.

NICOLE WALLACE: “Critical Race Theory, which isn’t real, turned the suburbs 15 points to the Trump insurrection endorsed Republican.”

MSNBC’S JOY REID ALSO FUELING THE TWITTER FIRE.

JOY REID: “Republicans are dangerous… They’re dangerous to our national security.”

JIMMIE: THAT LEAD TO POSTS LIKE THIS ONE, FROM MEGHAN MCCAIN. SHE SAID, “MSNBC IS ON NOTHING SHORT OF AN EMOTIONAL JOURNEY TO NARNIA TONIGHT.”

JIMMIE: WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON VIRGINIA’S REPUBLICAN RESURGENCE? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW

 

Reaction to the results of the Virginia gubernatorial election will continue for months as Democrats prepare to show voters they can make progress in Congress and fix the economy. At the same time, Republicans have a new guidebook for a path to victory in the midterms without former President Donald Trump. Glenn Youngkin managed to surprise many political commentators with his win over Democrat Terry McAullife.

Those reactions had many sounding off on Twitter with comments of their own, like this one about CNN political commentator Van Jones:

MSNBC was also trending after two of its anchors, Rachel Wallace and Joy Reid, weighed in on Youngkin’s messaging throughout his campaign:

Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Sen. John McCain and former co-host of ‘The View’ talk show, also chimed in:

Let us know your thoughts on Virginia’s election results.

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