Youngkin campaign criticized for Twitter spat with teenager

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Posted at 9:57 AM, Feb 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-07 10:33:02-05

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s campaign has sparked controversy for lashing out at a high school student on Twitter.

The Washington Post reported Sunday that the campaign revealed the 17-year-old's name and photo after they shared a news story about a section of the governor's mansion where slaves once lived.

Youngkin's campaign tweeted a photo of the student with former Gov. Ralph Northam, noting Northam's racist yearbook picture that surfaced in 2019.

Team Youngkin removed the tweet late Sunday morning but offered no apology.

A strategist who works for Youngkin suggested Democrats had made Lynne a fair target by previously promoting him on Twitter.

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