Dan Crenshaw Rips Obama Over His Claim That Virginia Parents Have Expressed ‘Fake Outrage’ Amid School Sexual Assaults

Rep. Dan Crenshaw tore into former President Barack Obama after he claimed that Virginia parents who are upset over at least two sexual assaults against female students were demonstrating “fake outrage.”

Obama made his remarks at a campaign event for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Saturday.

“He’s accusing schools of brainwashing our kids,” Obama said.

“Here we are trying to recover from a global pandemic that has killed more than 700,000 Americans, that has shut down thousands of small businesses and put millions out of work. We don’t have time to be wasting on these phony, trumped-up culture wars, this fake outrage, the right-wing media’s pedals to juice their ratings,” Obama later said. “And the fact that he’s willing to go along with it? Instead of talking about serious problems that affect serious people? That’s a shame. That’s not what this election is about. That’s not what you need, Virginia.”

“We don’t have time to be wasting on these phony trumped-up culture wars, this fake outrage that right-wing media peddles to juice their ratings,” Obama said while campaigning for Democrat Terry McAuliffe on Saturday. He accused McAuliffe’s Republican challenger, Glenn Youngkin — who has made school issues a centerpiece of his campaign, as well as parental rights — of avoiding “serious problems that affect serious people” and suggested that outrage over the actions of school boards is unjustified.

“Instead of stoking anger aimed at school boards and administrators, who are just trying to keep our kids safe… we should be making it easier for teachers and schools to give our kids the world-class education they deserve, and to do so safely while they are in the classroom,” Obama added.

“What is phony exactly? The school rape coverup or Terry McAuliffe saying parents shouldn’t be involved in their child’s education? Shameless gaslighting to prop up a candidate the left knows is in serious trouble,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) said, going on to implore Virginians to “vote.”

Others chimed in as well against the former president.

“Virginia public schools have pushed critical race theory in the classroom, suppressed concerned parents at school board meetings, and covered up for a gender-fluid sexual predator, who allegedly raped two innocent girls,” investigative journalist Christopher Rufo replied.

“Guy who ran for re-election on ‘War on Women’ suddenly pretends that cultural issues are phony,” National Review senior writer Dan McLaughlin noted.

Obama continued to assail Youngkin.

“Instead of spreading misinformation and disinformation about the last election, we should be trying to strengthen our democracy and make it easier for more people to vote in future elections,” Obama said.

“Instead of stoking anger aimed at school boards and administrators who are just trying to keep our kids safe, who are just doing their jobs, stoking anger to the point that some of them are actually getting death threats, we should be making it easier for teachers and schools to give our kids the world-class education they deserve, and to do so safely while they’re in the classroom,” he added.

The Daily Wire noted further:

Obama’s comments come after The Daily Wire uncovered that school administrators in Loudoun County allegedly took steps to cover up a rape allegation after a female student’s family claimed she was sexually assaulted in a girls’ bathroom by a male student wearing a skirt and claiming to be transgender.

Since The Daily Wire report, Loudoun County school officials have been under intense pressure to explain the alleged incident. One school board member, Beth Barts, has resigned since the scandal broke, and the district’s superintendent, Scott Ziegler, has apologized for making “misleading” comments as parents and reporters push for answers.