It appears that Terry McAuliffe, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Governor, made a huge gaffe at a debate held on Tuesday at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. The comment he made was that he created jobs in Florida and hired all union workers. Like Virginia, Florida is also a right to work state, which prohibits compulsory unionism membership as a condition of employment.
It looks like McAuliffe has stepped into some deep chicken shit here, as he violated Florida’s law, and would most likely advocate doing the same in Virginia. RPV Chairman Pat Mullins even made a statement about McAuliffe’s union worker preference.
“Terry McAuliffe either doesn’t know or doesn’t care what the letter and spirit of right-to-work laws are if he brags about discriminating against non-union workers,” said Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins. “Requiring all workers to be unionized is against the policy of Virginia and it is shocking that he would boast about breaking it. Our hard-working citizens and employers deserve to know: will Terry McAuliffe encourage the same kind of discriminatory hiring practices in Virginia he claims to have engaged in while in Florida?”
**Cross Posted at Virginia News Platoon