Just When You Thought Virginia Politics Could Not Get Worse, Lt. Gov. Issues Statement…

The past week has not been a good one for Virginia politics.

Early in the week, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam seemingly endorsed post-birth abortions—stunning the pro-life community in his state and around the country.

Then, it was revealed that Northam dressed in either blackface or a KKK outfit in a yearbook photo from Eastern Virginia Medical School. The ensuing controversy consumed mainstream media and many national and state officials demanded the governor resign.

After initially apologizing for the photo, Northam later denied that it was even him.

Now, Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is denying a sexual assault allegation that he maintains is completely fabricated, the Virginia Pilot reports.

Fairfax, who joined in on criticizing Northam and the yearbook photo, denied the accusation with a statement posted to his social media account.

In the statement, Fairfax’s office claims the Washington Post has looked into the allegation for months and was unable to substantiate it. Similarly, Breitbart reports they “will not report on the allegation itself as several details from the purported incident remain unverified.”

From the Pilot:

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax posted a statement to his Twitter accounts early Monday morning denying what he calls a “false and unsubstantiated allegation” against him.

Fairfax doesn’t name the outlet that reported the claim. He says the person making the allegation first approached The Washington Post, who spent months investigating but did not publish a story after finding inconsistencies, red flags and and a lack of evidence.


“Tonight, an online publication released a false and unsubstantiated allegation against Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax,” the statement released on Monday morning read.

“Lt. Governor Fairfax has an outstanding and well-earned reputation for treating people with dignity and respect,” the statement reads. “he has never assaulted anyone—ever—in any way, shape, or form.”

“Tellingly, not one other reputable media outlet has seen fit to air this false claim. Only now, at a time of intense media attention surrounding Virginia politics, has this false claim been raised again,” the statement continued. “This is part of the sad and dark politics that the Lt. Governor has dedicated himself to helping Virginia and the nation rise above.”

Check it out:

Concerning the allegation, the Washington Examiner reports:

The statement appears to be referencing a claim from a woman, Vanessa Tyson, who said she was sexually assaulted by Fairfax at the DNC convention more than a decade ago.

“Imagine you were sexually assaulted during the DNC Convention in Boston in 2004 by a campaign staffer. You spend the next 13 years trying to forget it ever happened” Tyson wrote. “Then by strange, horrible luck, it seems increasingly likely that he’ll get a VERY BIG promotion.”

And:

Former Virginia Congressman Scott Taylor shared the story and said people should hear from the accuser.

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

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