BREAKING: Republican Glenn Youngkin sworn in as Virginia governor

"We celebrate the sound of freedom!" Youngkin said to thunderous applause.

Angelo Isidorou Vancouver British Columbia

Republican Glenn Youngkin was sworn in as governor of Virginia on Saturday. According to Fox News, Youngkin delivered an optimistic message about empowering parents and overcoming the pandemic. "We celebrate the sound of freedom!" Youngkin said to thunderous applause, followed by a fighter jet flyover.

The 74th Virginia governor told residents that "The spirit of Virginia is alive and well. And together, we will strengthen it."

"Together, we'll renew the promise of Virginia, so it will be the best place to live, work and raise a family," Youngkin continued. The governor also extended an olive branch to Democrats. "No matter who you voted for, I pledge to be your advocate, your voice, your governor," Youngkin vowed.

Youngkin defeated Democrat former Gov. Terry McAuliffe in November. The heated gubernatorial race was highly followed and perceived as a bellwether for the midterms in 2022. The teaching of critical race theory in the state's K-12 schools was a prominent issue in the race for parents concerned over education.

"We will remove politics from the classroom and re-focus on essential math, science and reading," Youngkin said during his inauguration speech. "And we will teach all of our history the good and the bad."

"Parents should have a say in what is taught in school," Youngkin declared. "To parents, I say we respect you," Youngkin continued, "And we will empower you in the education of your children."

Youngkin also spoke about the ongoing pandemic saying, "despite the continuing challenges posed by COVID-19, I see a path forward."

"Not to some pessimistic new normal, but to a new and better day," he continued.

Youngkin concluded his speech, noting the importance of freedom. "We stand here today as the messengers of that movement," Youngkin said. "Entrusted to protect liberty create opportunity and build unity for the hard work ahead."


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