Virginia Democrats Regret Not Giving Immediate Passes to Leaders for Racism, Sexism
Months after scandals brought disgrace to the Virginia state government, Democrats in the Virginia legislature are expressing regret after calling Virginia Governor Ralph ‘Coonman’ Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to be held accountable and resign for their racist and sexist actions.
“I’m sorry we did,” state Sen. Janet Howell (D-32nd) said of how she and others attacked Northam and Fairfax, adding that “there were a lot of life lessons” learned from the fiasco including, “Don’t rush to judgment.”
“Statements were made before people even talked to the governor,” said State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st), who initially called for resignations before backtracking.
The delusion only worsened from there as Democrats continued to pat themselves on the back for refusing to hold their disgraced officials accountable.
“Our session was a success,” said state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-30th), perhaps trying to convince himself this was the case.
“We need to contemplate first,” Ebbin added, making it clear that he wants Democrats to protect their own corrupt leaders.
“Make sure you know your facts, particularly if you know the whole world is watching,” said Del. Mark Levine (D-45th), although he did not mention how any facts have changed since the initial reports.
In late January, Big League Politics broke a story featuring pictures of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s old college yearbook page where there was a picture of a man in blackface was standing next to a man in a Klan uniform. It was later determined that Northam, whose old nickname was ‘Coonman’, was the gentleman in blackface.
“Earlier today, a website published a photograph of me from my 1984 medical school yearbook in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive,” Northam said at the time. “I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now.”
“This behavior is not in keeping with who I am today and the values I have fought for throughout my career in the military, in medicine, and in public service. But I want to be clear, I understand how this decision shakes Virginians’ faith in that commitment,” he added.
Big League Politics has also reported frequently on Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s alleged history of violent sexual acts toward women.
Fairfax has been accused of sexual assault by Vanessa Tyson, a political science professor at Scripps College in Claremont, California, who claims he raped her during the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
“In my ideal world, I’d want him to resign.” Tyson said during an appearance on “CBS This Morning.” “I would want Meredith, myself, and Mr. Fairfax to be able to speak. To be heard. And particularly for survivors, I think this is incredibly important…we need to be treated as the human beings that we are.”
Tyson referred to another accuser in Meredith Watson, who claims Fairfax raped her while they attended Duke University. Fairfax steadfastly denies the women’s claims and even reportedly flew into a rage over the accusations saying a sexist slur about the victim: “F*ck that b*tch.”
This was Fairfax’s official response:
Despite the fact that there has been no accountability, Democrats are ready to move on and give the benefit of the doubt of their racist and sexist leaders in the state of Virginia.
“We all want Virginia to be a better place,” Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49th) said.
The Democrats did not apply the same standard to Judge Roy Moore in Alabama, who they railroaded out of a Senate seat with false charges, or Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose life they tried to destroy in a similar manner. Hypocrisy has become a holy sacrament of sorts for partisan liberals.