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(RepublicanWire.org) – Virginia’s new attorney general has slammed state school boards after a group of them filed a lawsuit demanding mask mandates for students remain in place.

As soon as he took office last Saturday, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) signed a series of executive orders, starting to carry out the promises he made on the campaign trail. One of them was an order to allow parents to exempt their children from school mask mandates for any reason.

Not all the state’s school boards were willing to accept the new rules, and on January 25 Chesapeake School District and six others filed a lawsuit against Youngkin. The suit claims the executive order violates a 2021 state law requiring school boards to offer in-person teaching that follows CDC guidance on anti-COVID measures “to the maximum extent practicable.” The suit argues it includes masks; Republicans – including physician and State Senator Siobhan Dunnavant, who helped write the state law – say it doesn’t.

Now, Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) has called out the school boards for double standards. He talked to Fox News on Monday and said the state will defend against the suit, and reminded viewers the school boards “stood by and stayed silent” when Youngkin’s Democrat predecessor closed schools, businesses and churches across the state.

If they didn’t think the action was exceeding the governor’s powers, asked Miyares, why are they suddenly outraged now?

Virginia’s new governor has wasted no time getting to grips with the issues that helped propel him into office. The first item on Glenn Youngkin’s (R-VA) agenda is an investigation into a woke school scandal that ended with three girls allegedly raped by a perverted predator.

When he took office on January 15, Governor Youngkin went straight to work, signing 11 executive actions. Among other things he struck down his Democrat predecessor’s controversial mask and vaccine mandates, and banned the teaching of Critical Race Theory in Virginia’s schools. But the initiative that got the most attention was an investigation into the scandal in Loudoun County’s public schools.

In May 2021 a 14-year-old boy, who gained access to girls’ toilets by claiming to be “gender fluid,” raped a female student in a Loudoun County school. However, at a school board meeting the next month, schools superintendent Scott Ziegler claimed there had been no assaults in any school restroom – and pushed through a new policy allowing students to use a restroom based on how they “identify.”

When the same teenager assaulted another girl last October, public anger exploded amid allegations Ziegler had covered up the first assault to get his policy through. Youngkin, whose focus on Virginia’s schools played a large part in the success of his campaign, promised to find out what really happened – and fix it. He’s already made a start on fulfilling his promise.