Parents want Obama to apologize to Scott Smith and daughter after judge rules she WAS raped
Furious parents have demanded that former US President Barack Obama apologize to a Virginia couple and their daughter, who was raped by a skirt-wearing boy in a school bathroom in May. After the incident took place, Obama called the row around it 'fake outrage' and 'phony trumped-up culture wars'. On Monday, October 25, juvenile court judge Pamela Brooks ruled that the suspect indeed raped the 15-year-old girl on May 28 in the bathroom at Stone Ridge High School in Leesburg, Virginia.
The case drew national attention because the girl's parents — Scott and Jessica Smith – had accused the district of covering up the crime. And because the sexual assault took place in a gender-fluid bathroom by a male student wearing a skirt, the parents had expressed fear of more such cases if schools start allowing boys into girls' bathrooms.
On Tuesday, students walked out of their classrooms in a show of solidarity with the survivor with some standing in front of the school, chanting 'Loudoun County Protects Rapists!' Last week, while campaigning for Youngkin's opponent and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, Obama attacked Youngkin's general position on education, the Capitol riot, and policing, saying, in part, "We don't have time to be wasting on these phony, trumped up culture wars. This fake outrage that the right-wing media peddles to juice their ratings. The fact he's willing to go along with it, instead if talk about serious problems that affect serious people, that's a shame. That's not what this election is about. That's not what you need, Virginia. We should be doing more to support people who are educating our kids."
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In light of the recent ruling, which said that the boy forcibly sodomized the girl and forced an act of fellatio, many are now demanding that Obama apologize for his comments. "Barack Obama owes the family of the young girl who was raped by a trans girl in a skirt an apology," one critic said. "You have the former President of the United States, who never hesitated to highlight abuses and other civil rights violations when he was President and it was politically expedient. Now that it has the potential to backfire against the leftists trying to move out society dramatically to the left, it's inconvenient for him to recognize it and to speak honest truth to power,' Ian Prior, former Trump senior official in the Trump Department of Justice, told Daily Mail.
"I don't think Barack Obama has a clue what's going on in Loudoun County Public Schools. He demonstrated just how clueless he was by making this statement. It's clear that all the star power coming in for Terry McAuliffe is reading off the same, deceptive page of sheet music with talking points designed to deceive people as to what's really going on in Virginia public schools, and specifically, in Loudoun County," he added.
The family of the girl released a statement through their attorney after Monday's verdict. Virginia State Senator Bill Stanley said on behalf of the family, "We are greatly relieved that justice was served today. No one should have to endure what this family has endured, and now their focus is completely upon their daughter’s health and safety as she progresses forward with her life."
The suspect's attorney, William Mann, said that the boy reasonably assumed consent on May 28 because the couple had apparently had consensual sex in the bathroom on earlier occasions. The judge disagreed, and the boy is now also facing another sexual battery charge on a different girl at a different school in the district.