Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is currently battling allegations of sexual assault. He initially released this statement after the story surfaced:
He heavily relied on the Washington Post and its decision to ignore the story, but it gets weird. The WaPo actually denied finding red flags or inconsistencies, as Fairfax indicated in his statement. Emphasis mine:
The woman approached The Post after Fairfax won election in November 2017 and before he was inaugurated in January 2018 inauguration, saying she felt like she had an obligation to speak out…
Fairfax and the woman told different versions of what happened in the hotel room with no one else present [in 2004]. The Washington Post could not find anyone who could corroborate either version. The Post did not find “significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegations,” as the Fairfax statement incorrectly said…
The woman described a sexual encounter that began with consensual kissing and ended with a forced act that left her crying and shaken. She said Fairfax guided her to the bed, where they continued kissing, and then at one point she realized she could not move her neck. She said Fairfax used his strength to force her to perform oral sex.
On top of that, Fairfax seemed to suggest that Northam could be responsible for this story surfacing in the first place.
Video: Here’s the clip of Justin Fairfax being asked point blank if he thinks @RalphNortham and/or his allies are behind the allegation of sexual assault annnnnd Fairfax seems to think that’s the case pic.twitter.com/XZZtkWrt7C
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 4, 2019
What else? Fairfax’s accuser is lawyering up. She just hired the same firm that represented Christine Blasey Ford.
The woman making the accusation against Fairfax has retained Katz, Marshall and Banks, a Washington, D.C.-based firm, and is consulting with her attorneys about next steps, according to a source close to the legal team. The law firm assisted Blasey Ford as she came forward during Kavanaugh’s confirmation process with allegations that he assaulted her when the two were in high school.
Just to recap, Virginia has a governor who thinks murdering babies is cool (which is fine, according to libs), but he dressed up in blackface (hence the pressure to resign). Meanwhile, his backup is being accused of sexual assault.