The heat is being turned up on Virginia’s Democrat Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, who, in the political left’s terms, stands “credibly accused” of sexually assaulting a Stanford professor at 2004 Democratic National Convention.
“I support Dr. Tyson. She showed enormous courage in coming forward, and her very credible claims require investigation. In this country, institutional bias stacks against survivors, for the powerful. We have to support survivors first so their claims can be fully investigated,” said 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).
I support Dr. Tyson. She showed enormous courage in coming forward, and her very credible claims require investigation. In this country, institutional bias stacks against survivors, for the powerful. We have to support survivors first so their claims can be fully investigated.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) February 7, 2019
Gillibrand fell short of calling for Fairfax’s resignation, but has been more vocal than most of her leftist lawmaking colleagues in supporting Dr. Vanessa Tyson.
Tyson said that she was sexually assaulted by Fairfax in a hotel room at the 2004 DNC, which he denies, claiming the pair’s sexual encounter was consensual. He reportedly responded privately to the allegations by saying “f*** that b****” in a meeting with allies Wednesday.
Big League Politics first broke the story of Fairfax’s alleged sexual misconduct Sunday, just days after breaking photos of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, also a Democrat, wearing blackface. Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring, also a Democrat, admitted to wearing blackface to a fraternity party in 1980, apparently afraid that photos of the event would surface.
None have resigned, though Herring did give up his position as co-chair of the Democratic Attorney Generals Association.
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