Governor Northam digs himself further into hole in new interview

Second woman accuses Virginia's Lt Governor of sexual assault

Lt. -Gov. Justin Fairfax, the state's second-highest elected official, faces the prospect of impeachment proceedings at the hands of another Democrat next week after two women separately accused him of sexual crimes, including rape. A California woman has accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her 15 years ago, saying in a statement Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, that she repressed the memory for years but came forward in part because of the possibility that Fairfax could succeed a scandal-mired governor. Fairfax has vehemently denied the claims and called for authorities, including the FBI, to investigate.

Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation", Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) said he would not resign over the scandal over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page. Exactly. Also, what on earth does being a good pediatric neurologist have to do with being the governor or with having a clue - or in Ralph's case, NOT having a clue - about Virginia's history (and present) of racism???

But wait, Northam isn't done prattling on: "Virginia needs someone that can heal".

He says he's planning to set up a "reconciliation tour" that, as the Post explains, "would take him around the state to engage in conversations about race and healing". "If these accusations are determined to be true, I don't think he's going to have any other option but to resign". Blah blah blah. I swear, I listen to this guy and it feels like my IQ drops several points as brain cells are killed left and right. The Senate would then review evidence and hear testimony.

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"Before Donald Trump, I would say with this kind of stuff, it's impossible for a person to just hang on, put their head down and ignore it", said Quentin Kidd, a political science professor at Christopher Newport University. "I really think where we are now, we need to get to the truth". "Certainly he can hang on". And two sexual assault allegations have surfaced against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.

The attorney general's future also remains in question.

Fairfax, who has denied the allegations, has also faced widespread calls from Democratic leaders to step aside. Herring has apologized but has not indicated he would resign.

For instance, see below for video of Northam talking to CBS' Gayle King, and recounting how Virginia's "now at the 400-year anniversary - just 90 miles from here in 1619 - the first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores".

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Attorney Nancy Erika Smith released the statement Saturday night on behalf of Meredith Watson after Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax denied the allegation and called for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other authorities to investigate.

Thus far refusing to resign and even parlaying the blackface scandal into a reason why he can be an even better governor, Northam told The Washington Post that he has a "lot more to learn".

"The one thing I want to make abundantly clear is that in both situations I knew at the time, and I know today, that the interactions were consensual", Fairfax said. But he said that reflection has convinced him that, by remaining in office, he can work to resolve them.

Also on CBS, Representative Don Beyer called Northam's initial admission, and then denials, that he was in a racist photo "very bizarre" and said the governor had lost too much credibility to stay in office. "There are still some very deep wounds in Virginia, and especially in the area of equity".

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