Republican Glenn Youngkin was sworn as Virginia’s 74th lead representative Saturday – and made a prompt move on the controversial problems that got his surprise victory over previous Gov. Terry McAuliffe in November.
Youngkin, nattily dressed a morning coat and gray gloves, vowed to “restore trust in government and to restore power to individuals” in a hopeful debut discourse that took a stab at bipartisanship after a bruising political decision fight.
“Regardless of who you voted for, I vow to be your advocate, your voice, your governor,” he said external the state capitol in Richmond.
After two hours, he started approving nine leader orders and two chief orders that restricted the utilization of basic race hypothesis and other “disruptive ideas” in government funded schools, repealed his ancestor’s vaccine mandate for all state workers, and announced that guardians should conclude whether their children mask up in school.
In another order, Youngkin sent off an investigation into “bad behavior in Loudoun County” – where a skirt-wearing student’s sexual assaults on female classmates started the parental revolt that gave him the governorship.
Youngkin’s history-making GOP running mates were additionally sworn in during Saturday’s outdoor ceremony.
Marine vet Winsome Earle-Sears, whose rifle-toting effort photographs made her a moderate champion, became the commonwealth’s first black female lieutenant governor, and new Attorney General Jason Miyares is the first Latino to serve in that role.