McAuliffe: CRT was made up to divide people

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) answers questions following a campaign event at the JABA Shining Stars Preschool Program October 11, 2021 in Charlottesville, Virginia. McAuliffe toured the preschool to discuss his plans to invest in education and affordable child care. The Virginia gubernatorial election is November 2. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) answers questions following a campaign event at the JABA Shining Stars Preschool Program October 11, 2021 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Virginia gubernatorial election is November 2. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 3:28 PM PT – Monday, October 11, 2021

Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has claimed critical race theory was “made up” to divide people. Speaking on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, McAuliffe suggested the theory has never been taught in Virginia and was only used as a political talking point for division.

McAuliffe’s comments followed earlier this summer when he referred to critical race theory as a “right-wing conspiracy theory.”

“I really hate to see the division, the hatred. We’re putting these children in this horrible position,” he stated. “Let’s just be clear, we don’t teach critical race theory. This is a made up, this is a Trump, Betsy DeVos, Glenn Youngkin plan to divide people.”

Polls have shown the race between McAuliffe and Youngkin was tight, with some saying McAuliffe was polling at 50 percent and Youngkin at 47 perecent within the margin of error.

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