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Virginia Attorney General Steps Down From Co-Chair Position After Blackface Admission

Herring will step down from his position as co-chair of DAGA immediately after admitting to reporters that he wore blackface in 1980.

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VA AG Herring Resigns DAGA

As the nation continues to focus on Virginia, Attorney General Mark Herring stepped down from his position as co-chair of the Democratic Attorneys General Association after admitting to wearing blackface at a college party in 1980 earlier today.

Herring will step down from his position as co-chair of DAGA immediately, after admitting to reporters that he wore blackface in 1980.

According to DAGA’s press release, quoting Executive Director Sean Rankin, “AG Herring offered to step aside as co-chair this morning and the committee accepted.” The organization pledges to “continue to support our Democratic Attorneys General in their ongoing work protecting civil rights, keeping our communities and families safe, and serving as the People’s Lawyers.”

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This resignation comes after Herring admitted openly to wearing blackface while performing rap music at a college party.

Big League Politics reported earlier today:

Virginia Democrat attorney general Mark Herring wore blackface at age 19 at a college party, according to Herring’s own admission.

Herring, who is third in line for governor after racist Ralph Northam and accused sexual assaulter Justin Fairfax, blames the blackface on his youthful emulation of early rapper Kurtis Blow — reminiscent of Northam’s claim that he darkened his face to look like Michael Jackson.

Herring’s statement is the latest blow for Virginia Democrats, who are still trying to figure out how to get Ralph Northam out of office for his racist yearbook photo — which might not be politically possible now, considering the scandals engulfing his next two potential gubernatorial replacements. Herring previously called for Northam to resign, stating, “It is no longer possible for Governor Northam to lead our Commonwealth and it is time for him to step down.”

At press time, DAGA has not removed Herring from its website, which notes “He is the first Democrat elected to serve as the state’s attorney general in almost a quarter century, and he’s bringing a modern approach to the job. His priorities for the people of Virginia include protecting vulnerable populations, supporting immigrant rights, combating drug abuse, helping small businesses, strengthening protections for crime victims, and increasing government accountability and transparency.”

Herring is not expected to step down from his position as the Attorney General for the state of Virginia at press time.

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Hispanic UFC Fighter Jorge Masvidal to Join Donald Trump Jr. in “Fighters Against Socialism” Bus Tour

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UFC Welterweight fighter Jorge Masvidal announced on September 29, 2020 that he would be joining Donald Trump Jr. for a day long “Fighters Against Socialism” that will take place in Florida on October 3.

ESPN MMA journalist Ariel Helwani provided more details on this development:

“Jorge Masvidal will join Donald Trump Jr. on a day long “Fighters Against Socialism” bus tour across Florida this Saturday. They will hold 3 rallies in Tampa, Orlando and Miami. Their final rally will be at the American Top Team gym where they expect numerous fighters to join.”

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The fighter himself commented on this news, declaring “The anti communism bus tour will be arriving at a city near you #supernecessary.”

 

Masvidal, whose parents are Cuban and Peruvian, has been an outspoken Trump supporter.

Unlike other sports leagues, the UFC has uniquely positioned itself by not adopting the woke antics of leagues such as the NFL and NBA.

Masvidal is a veteran of MMA promotions such as Strikeforce, Bellator, and the UFC. He is currently fighting under the UFC banner and holds a record of 35-14. According to MMA website Sherdog, he is currently ranked in 4th place . Similarly, he is ranked in 4th place according to the UFC’s rankings.

The Welterweight fighter currently owns the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history, after he knocked out Ben Askren with a flying knee five seconds into the first round. Additionally, Masvidal won the “BMF” championship against Nate Diaz in 2019 after he battered Diaz and forced a technical knockout via doctor stoppage.

Masvidal fought current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on less than a week’s notice for the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 251, after he replaced the original challenger Gilbert Burns, who tested positive for the Wuhan virus. Before the fight took place, Masvidal signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC. Masvidal ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision.

Nevertheless, the card reportedly netted 1.3 million pay-per-view buys in America.

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