Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has pardoned a Loudoun County dad whose outburst about his daughter being sexually assaulted by a ‘transgender’ student led to him being criminally charged by the state.
“Scott Smith is a dedicated parent who’s faced unwarranted charges in his pursuit to protect his daughter. Scott’s commitment to his child despite the immense obstacles is emblematic of the parental empowerment movement that started in Virginia,” said Governor Youngkin.
“In Virginia, parents matter and my resolve to empower parents is unwavering. A parent’s fundamental right to be involved in their child’s education, upbringing, and care should never be undermined by bureaucracy, school divisions or the state,” Youngkin added. “I am pleased to grant Scott Smith this pardon and help him and his family put this injustice behind them once and for all.”
At a Board of Education meeting two years ago, Smith had become emotional upon confronting the board that had not only excused the sexual assault against his daughter, but had covered it up.
On Fox News Sunday with Shannon Bream, Governor Youngkin explained his decision to pardon Smith.