Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Virginia Democrats pressure Lieutenant Governor to resign over accusations of sexual assault

Pastor Lacette Cross speaks during a protest calling for Governor Ralph Northam to resign on Monday
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Shelby Lum Pastor Lacette Cross speaks during a protest calling for Governor Ralph Northam to resign on Monday Credit Shelby Lum
Andrew Cummings | 12 February, 2019, 02:48

TR: Now lieutenant governor, I'm going to ask you a question that is foremost in the minds of many people since the initial allegations against you, and a question that many organizations across the nation have been the most concerned with.

Northam explained that he was not resigning because "Virginia needs someone that can heal".

He added, "That's why I'm not going anywhere".

Earlier this month, on February 1, a photo from Northam's medical school yearbook was resurfaced, appearing to show the politician and another person wearing racist costumes - with one dressed in blackface and another wearing KKK robes, according to The Virginian-Pilot. Northam initially said he was in the photo, then denied it the next day, while acknowledging he did wear blackface to a dance party that same year.

King asked Northam whether he owned the distinctive plaid trousers worn by the person in blackface in the photo in his yearbook.

"We take the allegations against Justin very seriously", Nashelsky said. "There are still some very deep wounds in Virginia, and especially in the area of equity".

The ongoing political crisis in Virginia could get still worse as lawmakers there are reluctantly considering the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the second-most powerful leader in the state.

The political chaos surrounding the state's top two elected officials has extended to the second in line to succeed Northam, Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring, who admitted that he had once darkened his face to imitate a black performer.

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In the unlikely event all three men were to step down, the governorship would pass to the Republican speaker of the state house, which would be a stunning reversal in a state where Democrats have been gaining power in the last few election cycles.

At that point Gayle King, who had started things off by simply asking Northam where he wanted to begin, interrupted him to say, "Also known as slavery".

Northam responds, "Yes. While we have made a lot of progress in Virginia - slavery has ended, schools have been desegregated, we have ended the Jim Crow laws, easier access to voting - it is abundantly clear that we still have a lot of work to do", Northam told King.

"I was born in white privilege and that has implications to it", Northam said.

When it looked like Northam would resign and Fairfax would be sworn in as governor, Tyson posted a message on Facebook that didn't name him, but led to her public outing as his accuser.

Two women allege Fairfax sexually assaulted them, and both have offered to testify if an impeachment hearing were called against him. And Meredith Watson has come forward to claim he assaulted her during spring break in 2000 at the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity house at Duke, where they were both students. Because it doesn't. To the contrary, every time Northam talks to a reporter, there's a serious risk - if not likelihood - that he'll say something false, absurd, assinine, tone-deaf, clueless and/or racially insensitive (at the minimum).

It's unclear who the people in the picture are, but the rest of the page is filled with pictures of Northam and lists his undergraduate alma mater and other information about him. Northam may try to appoint a Democrat, while Republicans could mount a legal challenge with the goal of having Sen.

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