Black Caucus again calls on Northam to resign

Democrat Mark Herring attorney general of Virginia

As Virginians were trying to process their shock surrounding Governor Northams actions, they were met with two more controversies within the state government. President Trump referred to Northam's interview during his State of the Union speech, where he bashed the embattled governor for stating "he would execute a baby after birth". Now the party will have to decide whether to stick with its principles or retain its political power.

The scandal in Virginia "shows how vulnerable Democrats can become to these attacks", Republican strategist John Feehery said.

Northam initially apologized and acknowledged that he was one of the people shown in the yearbook photo.

But Fairfax, a fellow Democrat who would become the second black governor in the state's history and the youngest now serving governor in the country, soon faced allegations of his own: Vanessa Tyson, an associate professor at Scripps College and fellow at Stanford University, accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her when they were both attending the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, allegations he has denied.

Days after the Northam scandal broke, Herring admitted that he had worn blackface in college.

He said it is possible all three could survive just out of political necessity because conservative Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox would be next in line for governor if they all resigned. That's a different dynamic from recent efforts by Democrats to clean house.

At the same time, the Democrats nationally have taken a hard line against misconduct in their ranks because women and minorities are a vital part of their base and they want to be able to criticize Trump's behavior without looking hypocritical. When interparty fury rained down on Northam after the photo came to light last Friday, it seemed likely he'd be replaced by Fairfax.

Democrats did not seem to pass that test Wednesday.

The accuser, Vanessa Tyson, has come forward, putting a name to her allegations.

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Then Big League Politics ran a story citing a private Facebook post from a woman who accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in 2004. She went to The Post about the allegation in December 2017, after Fairfax had won his lieutenant governor election.

For the past week, Gov. Ralph Northam has defied widespread calls for his resignation after a racist yearbook picture and a bungled response upended his career.

"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". "But it doesn't change the fact that Northam needs to resign". Northam's inner circle was taken aback by how quickly national figures piled on him. Cox also urged Herring to "adhere to the standard he has set for others", a nod to Herring's previous call that Northam resign.

She said Virginia "will resolve" its own issues, and said it was "sad" the party was suffering because it had "some very talented leaders". "We think the process is moving too rapidly", McShane said. "My goal is to be fair to everyone concerned".

But wait. Now there's news that a top state Republican senator is also being tied to scandal.

"I can not believe, given my obvious distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual".

Guy Cecil, head of the major Democratic super PAC Priorities USA, was one of the earlier national Democrats to demand Northam's resignation.

Kate Brown to those calling on Virginia's embattled governor to step down. "Mr. Fairfax put his hand behind my neck and forcefully pushed my head towards his crotch. We don't have the principles we think we have", Tribbett said.

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