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More Pressure From Disabled Community For McAuliffe To Apologize


More Pressure From Disabled Community For McAuliffe To Apologize

Following  a news report that Terry McAuliffe ducked out of a Zoom forum with the Virginia disabled community after the first question in order to fundraise in Las Vegas with Governor Steve Sisolak, pressure is mounting from the disabled community for McAuliffe to apologize.  

Mike Murphy, a Virginia father, said, “Our government and elected officials are supposed to serve the most vulnerable among us. They are measured by how they react to those who are most vulnerable in our society. As the father of a son with Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder, I am sickened that Terry McAuliffe would get his priorities so upside-down that he would snub the disabled community in order to fundraise with someone who has been accused of domestic violence.” He added, “This type of behavior is disqualifying for someone seeking to lead our Commonwealth. He should immediately apologize to Arc of Northern Virginia and the entire disabled community.”

Mike Murphy’s son, Michael Murphy, was born with dual disabilities, Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is a junior at Matoaca High School and beloved by his community. On Friday, it was reported that McAuliffe was in Las Vegas, Nevada, to fundraise with Steve Sisolak, whose ex-wife alleged that Sisolak physically abused her. She provided photos as evidence.