It’s not good to be a high-ranking Democrat in Virginia right now.
First, Governor Ralph Northam’s racist past came to light. Then, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax’s sex scandal made waves.
The state’s attorney general then claimed that he, like Northam, wore blackface in his youth.
Now, scandal number four is about to break everything wide open. Some people might even say this case is the worst yet.
From Daily Wire:
The series of scandals that have brought Virginia Democrats to their knees over the last week worsened after a new bombshell report was released on Wednesday night that alleges a Democratic lawmaker knew about the sexual assault allegations against Democrat Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax for over a year.
ABC News reports that Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) was made aware of the allegations directly from Fairfax’s accuser, Dr. Vanessa Tyson, “who on Wednesday released a statement detailing the alleged 2004 assault, which took place at the Democratic National Convention in Boston.”
In December 2017, Tyson allegedly told Scott that Fairfax had a “MeToo allegation,” and over the next month, Scott’s aides learned that Tyson was the alleged victim.
Will any of these Democrats be forced to answer for their recklessness?
Will any of them resign?
President Trump ripped into Northam after racist photos surfaced from his yearbook showing men in blackface and a KKK hood.
Democrats and Republicans are calling for Northam’s resignation, but he says he’s not leaving his post.
Here’s what 45 had to say on the subject…
Democrat Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia just stated, “I believe that I am not either of the people in that photo.” This was 24 hours after apologizing for appearing in the picture and after making the most horrible statement on “super” late term abortion. Unforgivable!
Ed Gillespie, who ran for Governor of the Great State of Virginia against Ralph Northam, must now be thinking Malpractice and Dereliction of Duty with regard to his Opposition Research Staff. If they find that terrible picture before the election, he wins by 20 points!
From Fox News:
Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam apologized Friday for appearing in a “racist and offensive” photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page that showed one man dressed in blackface and another in a KKK robe.
Northam – who has been under fire this week for comments made about a third-trimester abortion bill in his state – admitted to being one of the people in the photo, though it’s not clear which costume he is wearing.
Northam: “Earlier today, a website published a photograph of me from my 1984 medical school yearbook in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive.“
“I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now.“
Here’s the photo:
Here’s Northam saying he won’t leave…
My fellow Virginians, earlier today I released a statement apologizing for behavior in my past that falls far short of the standard you set for me when you elected me to be your governor. I believe you deserve to hear directly from me. pic.twitter.com/1rSw1oxfrX
— Governor Ralph Northam (@VAGovernor73) February 2, 2019