A Virginia Democratic congresswoman has deleted a post supporting House of Delegates candidate Susanna Gibson following an online sex act scandal in what some on social media are calling an attempted “clean up.”
“Fantastic night supporting @SusannaSGibson with @SCVanValkenburg and @SenatorHashimi as we prepare for the start of early voting in Virginia THIS month,” Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger posted on social media on Sept. 8.
“These Virginians truly care about getting things done for their communities, protecting our rights, and growing our economy.”
As of Tuesday, that post was deleted from Spanberger’s social media account on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Rep. Abigail Spanberger speaks at a press conference sponsored by the Problem Solvers Caucus and the Common Sense Coalition to announce “principles for legislation to lower prescription drug prices” at the U.S. Capitol. (Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Virginia state Sen. L. Louise Lucas called on her followers to donate to Gibson’s campaign after the controversy and “make this the biggest fundraising day” of her campaign.
Gibson, a 40-year-old mother of two who works as a nurse practitioner, has remained defiant amid the pushback from the scandal and described the discovery of the online posts as “an illegal invasion of my privacy designed to humiliate me and my family.”
“It won’t intimidate me, and it won’t silence me,” Gibson added. “My political opponents and their Republican allies have proven they’re willing to commit a sex crime to attack me and my family because there’s no line they won’t cross to silence women when they speak up.”
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