Do not be an elected official in Virginia. If we’ve learned anything from the last couple of days, that has to be it.
First, it was a Virginia Democrat Del. Kathy Tran who introduced a bill that would’ve allowed abortions up until the moment the child is born. Next, the governor of Virginia Ralph Northam was seen on video endorsing Tran’s abortion bill and then took it a step further as he essentially endorsed infanticide.
Social media erupted over Northam’s disgusting suggestion. However, things would only get worse for Northam as it was then discovered that he appeared in his college yearbook either wearing blackface or a KKK rob. The governor is now under intense pressure, with even Democrats calling for him to step down.
Now, it looks like it’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s turn to make headlines for the wrong reasons. Fairfax is being accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 during the Democratic National Convention.
On Monday morning, Fairfax posted a statement defending himself against the accusations on Twitter.
— Justin Fairfax (@LGJustinFairfax) February 4, 2019
Virginia’s Lt. Gov. @LGJustinFairfax vehemently denies allegations that he assaulted a woman while at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 but does concede there was a consensual encounter. Says the timing of the allegations is suspect. @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/2aXi845OHO
— Julie Carey (@JulieCareyNBC) February 4, 2019