Last Updated on June 25, 2021
A Democrat member of Congress who had hidden his face from view shrieked “racist” over Virginia Representative Bob Good’s remarks during a video chat-based Congressional hearing on education this week as the conservative Congressman from Virginia’s 5th District spoke out against the use of critical race theory in schools.
On-screen to address the hearing which featured Biden Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and largely centered around the adoption of critical race theory into K-12 education, Good spoke out on the previously reported events of this week’s Loudoun County School Board meeting where district parents were arrested for opposing critical race theory after left-wing board members moved to shut down public comment.
Before he could finish, Good was shouted over with an accusation of racism by New Jersey Democrat Don Norcross, who attempted to hide his face from view but was given away when his name flashed across the screen upon speaking.
“One of the largest counties in Virginia, the board of education there, rather than take parental criticism they shut down public comment,” Good said in addressing the hearing. “They adjourned the meeting and they actually called the police to come in and arrest parents,” he continued, immediately before Norcross shouted “racist!” over him.
Seeming to have ignored the left-wing heckler, Good then warned Cardona and fellow members of Congress against spreading the anti-white curriculum nationwide, saying “I hope you will not nationalize a culture war that started in Virginia.”
In a tweet posted shortly following the incident, Good reiterated his opposition to critical race theory, calling for Americans to “stand strong” against the radical doctrine.
This week, parents in Loudoun County had the police called to arrest them for speaking out against Critical Race Theory.
Today in a congressional hearing I was called “RACIST” for defending Virginia’s parents
We must stand strong against Critical Race Theory! pic.twitter.com/dQCzOqpds8
— Congressman Bob Good (@RepBobGood) June 24, 2021
Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller stepped up in defense of Good and America’s schoolchildren following the incident, posting to Twitter that the teaching of critical race theory is “absurd” and something that should be discussed and debated, as opposed to rammed down the throats of Americans.
“Thank you for standing strong on this critical issue,” Miller tweeted to Good.
I was disappointed to hear one of my colleagues disrespect a great Member of Congress & friend today.
The absurd teaching of Critical Race Theory in our schools is important and SHOULD be discussed.
— Congresswoman Mary Miller (@RepMaryMiller) June 24, 2021
Norcross denies having shouted out “racist” during the hearing, but as many online commenters have pointed out, “everyone knows how webcams work.”