Governor Terry McAuliffe on the Lessons of Charlottesville
Terry McAuliffe was Governor of Virginia at the time of the infamous Unite the Right rally that left three dead and many injured in Charlottesville, VA. He offers a behind-the-scenes account of this infamous chapter in our history and shows how we can prevent other Charlottesvilles from happening in the future. He shares his biggest worries in the weeks leading up to the infamous Unite the Right rally, why local authorities didn’t take his concerns nearly seriously enough, and why he believes that the ACLU shares some of the blame for failing to prevent the violence. He opens up about the tragic loss his own family suffered on that fateful day and voices his anger at the out-of-state agitators who gave Virginia a bad name. He discusses his phone call with President Trump on the day of the rally and his outrage when the President later made a wildly offensive public statement on the issue. Terry McAuliffe also talks about running for Governor and recalls his efforts to bring Virginia into the 21st Century. Then the former chairman of DNC weighs in on the Democratic debates and what he thinks Democrats are looking for in 2020.
Order Terry McAuliffe's book Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism on Amazon, Audible or wherever books are sold. Follow him on Twitter at @TerryMcAuliffe. This episode is sponsored by Capella University, The Life Is Good Ping Podcast, and Magoosh online test prep.