Audio: “Hung Cao’s attack on ailing Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton is even more disgusting when you hear it for yourself.”

Audio: “Hung Cao’s attack on ailing Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton is even more disgusting when you hear it for yourself.”

If you needed any reminders of how horrible and extreme former VA10 Republican nominee (and candidate for the VA GOP’s 2024 U.S. Senate nomination) Hung Cao is, check this out.

“But as soon as [Wexton] launched and she says, ‘Hey, I have Parkinson’s.’ Now, it’s so severe, she’s going to step down. And my bet is she’ll step down this January so that. …  she will be fully vested with five years, and she would then again just live off of the pension from the U.S. Congress.” 

The host chimed in: “Oh, I hadn’t even considered that.” Cao then compared Wexton to Rep. Abigail Spanberger, who recently announced that she won’t be running for reelection in Virginia’s 7th congressional district and will run for governor in 2025. Cao said Spanberger “fought so hard” for the 7th district, “and now she’s like, ‘Well, you know, forget the 7th district, I’m going to run for governor.’” 

“I mean, these people are out for themselves,” he said. 

Utterly repulsive, but sadly not surprising coming from Cao. For some examples of what I’m referring to, see below. Also note that Glenn Youngkin actually endorsed and even campaigned for this guy, while the media keeps pretending that Youngkin’s some sort of “moderate.” Incredible.

DPVA Chairwoman’s Statement on Failed Candidate Hung Cao’s Announcement

RICHMOND, VA – Today, Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker issued the following statement in response to Hung Cao’s U.S. Senate campaign launch:

“Voters in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District already rejected Hung Cao in his bid for the U.S. House, and I can assure you he’s too extreme for the U.S. Senate. Cao opposes a woman’s right to make her own reproductive health care decisions, while championing the policies of dangerous right-wing conspiracy theorists, and promising to be a rubber stamp for the Republican Party’s most unpopular policies: repealing the Affordable Care Act and gutting Social Security and Medicare. Fortunately, Virginians already have a popular incumbent with an extensive record of protecting our economy, schools, democracy, health care, and reproductive freedom: Senator Tim Kaine.”

Cao jumps into a crowded field of Republicans jockeying to win over the GOP base. With at least nine Republicans vying for the nomination, including one who’s already been up on TV, this is promising to be a messy and brutal primary. As he prepares to challenge Senator Tim Kaine, here’s what you need to know about Hung Cao:

  • Hung Cao is an anti-choice extremist. Cao said he was “thrilled” that Roe v. Wade was overturned and has compared abortion to the Holocaust.
  • Hung Cao pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act, gutting protections for 1.3 million Virginians with pre-existing conditions, and putting nearly 700,000 Virginians at risk of losing their health insurance.
  • Hung Cao supported Sen. Rick Scott’s “Rescue America” plan, boasting that he personally reviewed the plan and called it “perfect.” The plan would put Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security on the chopping block and raise taxes on 35% of Virginia’s residents and 46% of its small businesses.
  • Hung Cao is against common sense steps to reduce gun violence. Cao said “gun control has never stopped anyone” and bizarrely added that more people get “bludgeoned to death and stabbed to death, then they get shot.”
  • Hung Cao peddled conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and wants to gut ballot access in Virginia. He opposes mail-in ballots and wants to curb early voting to just one day.
  • Hung Cao is a January 6th sympathizer. He said members of Congress should be “beating down the doors” demanding that imprisoned January 6th insurrectionists be set free, pledged to “release and seek compensation for” those arrested in connection to January 6th, and said he had “a lot of friends” who were investigated by the FBI for their activities on January 6th.
  • Hung Cao denies climate change, calling it a “boogeyman” and saying he needs to see more data to be convinced that climate change is real.

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