Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic hopeful in Tuesday’s Virginia gubernatorial race, was mocked by Republican critics for his decision to campaign with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten at his final rally before the election.

Weingarten is a favorite target by Republicans who see her as being ensconced in the dealings of the Democratic Party. They see her as an establishment figure and political vulnerability for McAuliffe during his campaign against Republican Glenn Youngkin.

“Wait, what?

The night before the election in VA where education might be the top issue, McAuliffe is campaigning with the woman who shut down schools for 18 months?” Mark Hemingway, a senior writer at RealClearInvestigations, tweeted.

Sen. Tom Cotton, R‑Ark., also took to Twitter to mock Weingarten’s appearance, posting that …