VA Lt Gov accused of sexual assault

Mar 2012
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Seriously????

As Virginia Governor Ralph Northam faces increasing pressure to resign over a racist photograph from his 1984 medical school yearbook, the man who would take his place -- Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax -- is responding to accusations of his own.

The allegation involves an unsubstantiated claim of sexual assault against Fairfax during the Democratic National Convention in 2004. The claim was posted Sunday night on the same website that first published the racist photo from Gov. Northam's yearbook. The Washington Post, as well as our sister station WUSA9 in Washington D.C., have known about the claim for months, but have not been able to corroborate the allegations.

Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax denies 2004 sexual assault allegation
 

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Oct 2009
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Well, that pretty much rules out the notion that the Democrats or a Democratic-friendly entity is responsible for uncovering the photo et al.

Virginia is going to get increasingly hard for the GOP to win statewide elections in. It's just a fact.

So they've invested more in oppo and found stuff they didn't have before.
 
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Seriously????

As Virginia Governor Ralph Northam faces increasing pressure to resign over a racist photograph from his 1984 medical school yearbook, the man who would take his place -- Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax -- is responding to accusations of his own.

The allegation involves an unsubstantiated claim of sexual assault against Fairfax during the Democratic National Convention in 2004. The claim was posted Sunday night on the same website that first published the racist photo from Gov. Northam's yearbook. The Washington Post, as well as our sister station WUSA9 in Washington D.C., have known about the claim for months, but have not been able to corroborate the allegations.

Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax denies 2004 sexual assault allegation
No details? You do know that these kinds of STORIES, precisely, were shopped to WAPO in the past and they refused to 'bite' as there was nothing to corroborate them?

Northam has a 'presumed' picture under HIS name.
 
Mar 2012
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Well, that pretty much rules out the notion that the Democrats or a Democratic-friendly entity is responsible for uncovering the photo et al.

Virginia is going to get increasingly hard for the GOP to win statewide elections in. It's just a fact.

So they've invested more in oppo and found stuff they didn't have before.
This is all just super bizarre. Especially since the WaPo said they knew about the allegations for months.. It almost sounds like they felt, well we knew but werent going to bring it up since Fairfax was only Lt gov, but now its more serious. Totally upside down world out there.
 

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This is all just super bizarre. Especially since the WaPo said they knew about the allegations for months.. It almost sounds like they felt, well we knew but werent going to bring it up since Fairfax was only Lt gov, but now its more serious. Totally upside down world out there.
I mean, Fairfax has been heir apparent, since Northam can't run again no matter what. So if they sat on a credible story, that's bad.

But the way it's being characterized suggests that it's not very credible, or at least totally uncorroborated.
 
Mar 2012
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I mean, Fairfax has been heir apparent, since Northam can't run again no matter what. So if they sat on a credible story, that's bad.

But the way it's being characterized suggests that it's not very credible, or at least totally uncorroborated.
Yes its definitely uncorroborated but now of course it will have to be looked into much deeper than before. Also Northram doesnt seem like he is going anywhere. The media is talking about ways of removal. The whole thing though, how is this even possible? Nobody ever saw this? Or did they know it? Or is their bigger fish here? College presidents, higher ups etc?
 
Mar 2012
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Find this all odd that all this has come out in light of Northrams recent interviews on late term abortion. Makes me wonder if its not all connected? Had he vetoed that would all of this never appeared? It gives the appearance of some sort of cabal out there with blackmail info, "do this and we will reveal to the world etc."
 

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Oct 2009
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Yes its definitely uncorroborated but now of course it will have to be looked into much deeper than before. Also Northram doesnt seem like he is going anywhere. The media is talking about ways of removal. The whole thing though, how is this even possible? Nobody ever saw this? Or did they know it? Or is their bigger fish here? College presidents, higher ups etc?
All indications are the college sponsored or actively took no action to discourage an openly racist environment in the 1980s, maybe beyond that point.

Impeachment is fairly straightforward in Virginia. No trial, it's just a vote in each legislative chamber requiring 3/4 majorities.
 
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Why are we not surprised to hear this? After all, if Governor Northam was to resign the Lt. Governor would take over as governor and he is a Black Democrat. Therefore, it sure appears that of course there are going to be things said against him perhaps to keep him from obtaining that high position. Why wasn't that information brought out sooner we just have to ask? Why now? Oh yeah. We know.