WATCH: Fairfax Floats Wild Conspiracies That Fellow Democrats Are Behind Sexual Assault Allegation
In another strange Virginia press conference, Democrat Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax seemed to make the uncorroborated and untrue claim that Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam worked with Big League Politics to break the news of his sexual assault accusation to distract from the news Big League Politics also broke about Northam’s racist yearbook photo.
After Northam’s bizarre press conference, in which he rambled about Black Hawk Down and admitted to wearing shoe polish on his face, Virginians may have thought they had seen it all. Eager to prove them wrong, Fairfax today seemed to suggest that Big League Politics broke the story about his sexual assault accusation to distract from Big League Politics’ coverage of Northam’s racist yearbook photos.
The governor first alluded to this conspiracy in his public statement, telling Virginians that “Only now, at a time of intense media attention surrounding Virginia politics, has this false claim been raised again,” then added more details in his press conference.
“It’s such a shame that this has been weaponized and used as a smear,” Fairfax said of the allegation, “Does anybody think it’s any coincidence that on the eve of my being elevated, that’s when this uncorroborated smear comes out? Does anybody think that’s a coincidence?”
“I don’t think anybody thinks that’s a coincidence.”
Fairfax’s statement refers to the uncorroborated accusation made by Collective PAC, which suggested Northam’s “team and advisors have now decided to start attacking Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax by spreading lies to reporters and state leaders in an attempt to quell support for the Lt. Governor as Governor Northam’s impending successor should he resign.”
Big League Politics broke the story last night, and did not do so at the instruction of Northam, who we spent the last week exposing as a pro-infanticide and pro-blackface racist. This claim by Collective PAC is neither substantiated nor corroborated.
In fact, earlier today Big League Politics reported on how accuser Vanessa Tyson, a Fellow and Professor at Stanford University, detailed the process of how she spread her recollection of events after she explained her actions in a now-deleted Facebook post.
It is also worth noting that Fairfax does not deny having an encounter with Tyson, but maintains the relationship was “100 percent” consensual.
Perhaps realizing how preposterous the claim that Big League Politics takes instructions from Northam must sound, Fairfax walked back his comments this evening, and instead blamed another Democrat, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney.
EVENING NEWS: Fairfax softens on claiming Northam is behind the sexual assault claims, but hints in second gaggle that Richmond mayor @LevarStoney – his would-be rival for governor in '21 – had a role.
Stoney:: "100 pct not true" and "it's offensive" >https://t.co/X9qPp1fmbV
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) February 5, 2019