Police: VA Gov McAuliffe Lied About ‘Unite the Right’ Having ‘Caches of Stashed Weapons’

Virgina Governor Terry McAullife has been busted in a major lie, according to reports from the police. He claimed that Unite the Right protesters posed a major threat to public safety — but the basis of his statement appears to have been false.

Contradicting statements by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia State Police say they did not find caches of weapons stashed around Charlottesville in advance of last Saturday's deadly white nationalist rally.

In an interview Monday on the Pod Save the People podcast, hosted by Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, McAuliffe claimed the white nationalists who streamed into Charlottesville that weekend hid weapons throughout the town.

“They had battering rams and we had picked up different weapons that they had stashed around the city,” McAuliffe told Mckesson.

McAuliffe's comments were picked up by other news outlets and spread through social media. But Corinne Geller, a spokesperson for the Virginia State Police, says that no such stashes were found.

“The governor was referring to the briefing provided him in advance of Saturday's rally and the extra security measures being taken by local and state police,” Geller tells Reason. “As a safety precaution in advance of August 12, such searches were conducted in and around Emancipation and McIntire Parks. No weapons were located as a result of those searches.”

It's unclear why McAuliffe would lie about the caches of weapons — unless he was attempting to distract from the immoral behavior that also came from the left during the riots. Knowing that the rioters would be judged through moral relativity, McAuliffe may have lied to make the White Supremacists look as bad as possible so that Antifa looked good by comparison.

Source: Reason




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