Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax is done.
What is it with Fridays and the government leadership in Virginia?
Lt Governor Fairfax has more problems as of this evening. Another woman claims he “premeditated and aggressively” sexually assaulted her in 2000 and she wants him to step down.
He might have been able to walk away with one accusation but when there are two accusations, in today’s society, that’s a pattern and your career is done, finished.
The Democrat Party has to follow their own standards of identity politics and demand that the Governor, Lt. Gov, and AG step down. The first account was compelling in a way that I believed the woman was telling the truth. Given that fact, I was not even a bit surprised to see this headline.
I just wasn’t aware of this guy before the blackface-Klansman photo came out for Governor Ralph Northam, so I had a whole three days of thinking of him favorably as a possible ‘rising star’ of the Democratic party before he became abominable in my eyes. Whiplash.
A woman said Friday she was raped by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) in a “premeditated and aggressive” assault in 2000, while they both were undergraduate students at Duke University.
Through her attorney, Meredith Watson said she shared her account of sexual assault immediately after it happened with several classmates, who have provided statements. Her lawyer also said she shared her account with friends in a string of emails and Facebook messages.
Watson was friends with Fairfax at Duke but they never dated or had any romantic relationship, her lawyer said.
“At this time, Ms. Watson is reluctantly coming forward out of a strong sense of civic duty and her belief that those seeking or serving in public office should be of the highest character,” said her attorney, Nancy Erika Smith in a statement Friday. “She has no interest in becoming a media personality or reliving the trauma that has greatly affected her life. Similarly, she is not seeking any financial damages.”
Watson wants Fairfax to resign from office, Smith said.
Original story via Washington Post
As I said before, he could have survived the first accusation, but two is the kiss of political death for him.
Another accuser has just come forward to accuse Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of raping her in college pic.twitter.com/8HSBT3rq4B
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) February 8, 2019
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 8, 2019
now I feel like asking why Justin Fairfax had to be *the* black person to run for lieutenant governor and win.
— ronald. (@rondtjr) February 8, 2019