ATLANTIC MAYHEM: Virginia Democrats ROCKED by Series of High-Level Scandals
10 February, 2019, 13:14 | Author: Bruce West
"Over the past several days, he has even toyed with the idea of leaving the Democratic Party and governing as an independent - a sign of the degree that he is isolated from every political ally, from his state party and from the national party".
If all three step aside, the next in line to be governor is the Republican House speaker.
Cox, a former high school teacher who has served in the state's Republican-controlled House since 1990, said he was not convinced the yearbook scandal met the threshold for an impeachable offence.
But he issueda statement on Wednesday calling the matrix of controversies a "disturbing" circumstance that "will be resolved in due course". The party has prided itself on policing its own and hoped to contrast that record with the GOP's tolerance of misbehavior by President Donald Trump.
The Congressional Black Caucus and the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus also urged Northam to step down.
"My only motive in speaking now is to refute Mr. Fairfax's falsehoods and aspersions of my character, and to provide what I believe is important information for Virginians to have as they make critical decisions that involve Mr. Fairfax", Tyson said.
But then rumours began circulating of another controversial photo, and this time it was Herring who was said to been in "blackface".
Amid speculation that Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax could replace Northam, a professor named Dr. Vanessa Tyson accused him of sexual assault in 2004 during the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Mass., when he worked as a staffer for then-Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry.
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"Allegations of sexual assault need to be taken seriously", he told ABC.
"I can not believe, given my obvious distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual", Dr. Tyson adds.
At the Capitol, lawmakers were dumbstruck over the day's fast-moving developments, with Democratic Sen. "And in my remarks on Monday, I think you could hear how emotional dealing with an allegation that I know is not true has been for me". "There's just too much flying around", he said. He said that the accuser offered "a very compelling and detailed statement of a serious, serious charge", while Fairfax has given "a very unequivocal denial".
He issued a statement saying, "I would like to encourage the media, my supporters and others to treat both the woman who made the allegation and my family with respect for how painful this situation can be for everyone involved".
Despite Democrats' professed commitment to rooting out bigotry and intolerance, Northam's party might be motivated to rally behind him to avoid the prospect of Republicans suddenly assuming the governorship.
On Feb. 1 a conservative news outlet discovered a photo of two individuals dressed in racist attire on Governor Northams medical school yearbook page from his graduation year 1984.
Democrats in Virginia have expressed fear the crises could jeopardize their chances of taking control of the GOP-dominated legislature this year after big gains in 2017.
Shortly afterward, the state's two USA senators and seven Democratic congressmen took a similar approach.
Scott has called on Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam to resign after a racist photo showing a person dressed in blackface and a person dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes appears next to his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook.
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