Tensions Boil In Virginia As Shot Fired At AG’s Office; LGBT, Pro-Abortion Groups Seethe

A pro-LGBT group in Northern Virginia is claiming that the state’s attorney general is targeting transgender kids even as escalating tensions over a pending Supreme Court decision on abortion threaten to turn the Old Dominion into a political powder keg.

Equality Loudoun claimed that it “has obtained information that Attorney General Jason Miyares … is seeking to obtain the records of queer students in Loudoun County.” Miyares is already under fire from pro-abortion rights groups who have been protesting outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, whose draft opinion overturning Roe v Wade was leaked on May 2. On Monday, a bullet was fired through a window at his Richmond office.

“Every single elected official and special interest group, regardless of their politics, must condemn this action unequivocally,” said Ian Prior, a Loudoun parent activist who leads the group Fight For Schools. He called the gunshot “an attempted deadly attack on the rule of law.”

There was no indication Monday whether the shot was related to either ongoing controversy, but Equality Loudoun was forceful in stoking outrageagainst Miyares.
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