Allegations mount as VA Dems call on Lt Gov to resign



During his seclusion this week, in which he used tunnels to shuttle between the mansion and his office in a building nearby, Northam said he had "painful" conversations with black lawmakers who continue to call for his resignation. A follow-up statement from Watson's legal representative released Friday pushed back on Fairfax's denial and claimed that Watson had been raped before the alleged assault by Fairfax.

His first accuser, Vanessa Tyson, came forward last week with allegations that he forced her to perform oral sex on him in his hotel room at the Democratic Party convention in Boston in 2004. The Northam episode has shown "that Sweet Old Dixie is still around", Minor, 44, said, using a nickname for the Southern states of the Confederate era.

"The long and short of it is that Fairfax is the one in trouble and unless he's impeached, he does not have to resign", Sabato said.

For now, it appears Virginians themselves remain split on whether their leaders must step down.

After staying out of sight since he faced the press on February 2 to deny he was pictured in the racist photo on his yearbook page, but admitting that he had worn blackface on another occasion, Northam, 59, returned to the public eye to attend the funeral of a slain state trooper.

The two women accusing Virginia Lt. Gov.

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"I think there was an allegation made, right?" the coach told the network after Saturday night's game against Virginia.

"I will clear my good name and I have nothing to hide", Fairfax wrote, and declared: "I will not resign".

Northam has been ignoring widespread calls to resign after a photo of a man in blackface standing next to someone in Ku Klux Klan robes surfaced in his 1984 medical school yearbook.

On Saturday, in the interview with the Washington Post, Northam couldn't explain why he initially took responsibility for the 1984 photo, only to reverse himself within a day - other than to say that he was "shocked" when he first saw it on an iPhone.

He called on "all appropriate and impartial investigatory authorities, including the FBI", to investigate the claims.

"Our American values don't just work when it's convenient - they must be applied at the most hard of times", he said.

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There are ongoing inequities to access to things like education, health care, mortgages, capital, entrepreneurship. It has been an especially devastating time for the great Commonwealth of Virginia.

"That's all due to the Democrats in Virginia, they've done a terrific job - the three Democrats at the top - of making it easier for Republicans to defend Donald Trump", Sabato said.

One Virginia state legislator, Democrat Patrick Hope, said he's planning to introduce articles of impeachment against Fairfax if he doesn't resign.

Boyd, whose group says it represents 109,000 farmers across the country, said on Twitter that he urged the governor not to step down. White residents were more evenly divided, the poll found. The man who wore blackface is leading the charge for just can not make this stuff up.

Despite the controversy this week, Justin Fairfax continued to fulfill his duties as lieutenant governor - such as presiding over Senate sessions at the Capitol.

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Democrats in Richmond and in Washington say the next moves may largely depend on what black state legislative leaders push for. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey), and former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe were among the first.

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