Youngkin Grants ‘Absolute Pardon’ To Father Of Assault Victim

Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin granted an “absolute pardon” on Sunday to a father arrested at a school board meeting in June 2021. The distraught man confronted the Loudoun County superintendent over allegations of lying about his daughter’s attack by a boy wearing a skirt.

Angry community members voiced their outrage at what most perceived as a woke school board attempting to cover up the horrific incident.

According to the document, Scott Smith “exercised his constitutional right to attend a public meeting of the Loudoun County School Board to observe the proceedings.”

The pardon explained that during the meeting, a community member “threatened to spread false and malicious information about Mr. Smith’s business.” The clear intent was to harm his reputation and livelihood.”

Youngkin’s act noted that after a verbal confrontation ensued, Smith was charged with obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct. He was rapidly convicted, though an appeals court later tossed the prosecutor over “integrity” concerns.

The pardon concluded by recognizing that Smith undeservedly was publicly accused of “domestic terrorism” and “hate crimes” for defending his daughter.

Youngkin wrote, “I have decided it is just and appropriate to grant this ABSOLUTE PARDON that reflects Scott Thomas Smith’s factual innocence.”

Smith’s daughter was attacked in a girls bathroom at Stone Bridge High School by a biological male reportedly wearing a skirt.

Youngkin made clear his feelings on the egregious miscarriage of justice. “Mr. Smith did what any father would do, what any parent would do, which is to stand up for their child.”

The governor rose to prominence partly due to his stand in support of the state’s parents. He proclaimed that these parents must have the final say in the education of their children.

Youngkin’s administration is bringing the hammer down on leftist dominated school districts which refuse to follow state law regarding their students. Some resist requirements that parents be notified if their child indicates confusion over their gender while in public school.

The Virginia governor is often mentioned as a likely candidate for president, though he has yet to throw his hat into the crowded 2024 field. With former President Donald Trump holding a commanding lead over his rivals, Youngkin’s sights may be set on 2028.