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Liberty University’s Falwell throws support behind ‘Vexit’

Jan 29, 2020

By Jack Jenkins

Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, has voiced his support for efforts to allow counties in Virginia unhappy with the state’s Democrat-controlled Legislature to join West Virginia.

Standing alongside West Virginia’s Gov. Jim Justice in a roomful of whirring robotic factory machinery at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg, Falwell told reporters that he backs so-called Vexit efforts.

“Many counties (in Virginia) are taking a long hard look at escaping the barbaric, totalitarian and corrupt Democratic regime that is trampling on individual rights throughout the state,” Falwell said.

Last year, Virginia’s Democrats, who already controlled the governor’s mansion, gained a majority in both houses of the state Legislature. In January, thousands of gun rights advocates flocked to Richmond, the state capital, to brandish firearms and protest potential gun control legislation.

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