Gillibrand Supports Woman Who Accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax Of Sexual Assault

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With Virginia's three top state officials, all of them Democrats, caught in political scandal, the commonwealth's next governor could possibly be a Republican - if those three Democrats are forced from office.

That allegation first surfaced on Sunday on the Big League Politics website, which two days earlier had published the photo from Northam's yearbook of a man in blackface standing beside a masked individual dressed in the hooded robe of the white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan.

Both Democrats and Republicans condemned the images emerging in Virginia this week, but the scandal was an unwelcome blow to Democratic Party leaders in a swing state that will play a key role in the 2020 White House race and where the Democrats have been gaining ground, helped by growing strength with women and minorities.

Trump accused Democrats Thursday of political bias, tweeting that "If the three failing pols were Republicans, far stronger action would be taken".

Fairfax has repeatedly denied Tyson's allegation, saying they only had a "consensual encounter".

The 57-year-old Herring came forward after rumors about the existence of a blackface photo of him began circulating at the Capitol.

"I think part of it is awareness, honestly, on these issues", she said.

"He reached out to each of us individually, very apologetic, he is in dialogue with the legislative black caucus and African-American leadership in the state and they have been impressed with his sincerity while they've been very disappointed with what happened", Kaine said.

Racial discrimination is more explicit in Virginia, which grapples with a legacy of slavery and white supremacy, but it also exists - in a more subtle form - in Oregon, Brown said.

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, accompanied by his wife Pamela Northam announces he will not resign during a news conference in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. February 2, 2019. In another statement on Wednesday, he said that the encounter with Tyson was consensual. Fairfax would replace Northam as governor if Northam resigns. Barbara Favola saying, "I have to take a breath and think about this".

Democratic US Senator Al Franken resigned in 2017 after being accused of sexual misconduct.

While both sides are now being hit, the controversy kicked off last week when Democrats called for the resignation of Gov. Ralph Northam over a racist photograph featured on his personal page in his 1984 medical school yearbook. Northam initially said he was in the photo, then denied it, but acknowledged putting shoe polish on his face for a dance contest in Texas in 1984, when he was in the Army.

Michael McShane, a Charlottesville Democratic consultant, said several Northam gubernatorial campaign volunteers have been calling around to gauge Democrats' support of the governor and found that there are still many who want him to stay in office.

On Wednesday, though, Herring confessed that he and two friends dressed up to look like rappers, admitting: "It sounds ridiculous even now writing it".

"I accept full responsibility for my conduct", he said, adding that "the shame of that moment has haunted me for decades".

Despite a severe drop in his approval rating, and voters and politicians alike demanding he resign, Northam has shown no indication that he intends to step down from being his position.

Rep. Bobby Scott has known about the sex assault allegation against Virginia's lieutenant governor for a year - and used to date the accuser, according to new reports.