VA Gov: ‘We Righted a Wrong’ (Video)

( – In an act he described as “righting a wrong,” Virginia’s Republican governor pardoned a father whose daughter was the victim of an assault facilitated by transgenderism.

In a Fox News interview on Sunday, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced he had pardoned Scott Smith, the father convicted of disorderly conduct for protesting during a school board meeting in Loudoun County, Virginia.

In June 2021, Smith protested after his daughter was attacked in a school bathroom by a boy claiming to be a girl, and the Loudoun County school district allegedly tried to cover up the case.

Police officers violently dragged out the outraged father in an incident caught in a social media video.

“I spoke with Mr. Smith on Friday, and I had the privilege of telling Mr. Smith that I will pardon him, and we did that on Friday. We righted a wrong. He should’ve never been prosecuted here. This was a dad standing up for his daughter,” Youngkin told Fox News Sunday, as cited by National Review.

“His daughter had been sexually assaulted in the bathroom of a school, and no one was doing anything about it,” he added, declaring that the school’s superintendent had “covered up” the attack.

Minutes before Smith’s arrest during the 2021 board meeting, Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler insisted, “We don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms.”

“The predator transgender student or person simply does not exist,” Ziegler claimed at the time, as cited by The Daily Wire and The New York Post, which provoked the father’s anger.

In a TV interview with an ABC affiliate from his home in Leesburg, Virginia, Smith described his pardon by the governor as “bittersweet.”

“What happened to me can never happen to another American again, and it was kind of a bittersweet moment for me to accept this pardon,” the 50-year-old father said.

“I think it’s pretty clear and convincing to the public that what happened to me that day should have never happened,” he added.

The official statement by Youngkin’s office also insisted on greater parental oversight over school boards.

“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,” the governor declared.