Earlier this week, Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax released a statement denouncing allegations made against him of sexual assault, a reasonable move to make with such an egregious claim being made against you.
However, what’s really making the rounds online right now is what Fairfax said later on in the day. It seems Fairfax is suggesting that Northam might have been the one who leaked the allegation in order to run his name through the mud.
Notably, Fairfax is next in line to take over as the state’s governor if Northam were to answer calls for his own resignation.
A reporter asked Fairfax on Monday his thoughts concerning a statement from the Collective Political Action Committee (PAC), which suggested Northam’s team was behind the leaked sexual assault allegation.
Collective PAC, according to their sources, said “Governor Northam’s team and advisors have now decided to start attacking Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax by spreading lies to reporters and state leaders in an attempt to quell support for the Lt. Governor as Governor Northam’s impending successor should he resign.”
— Collective PAC (@CollectivePAC) February 3, 2019
“Collective PAC has made its statement,” Fairfax said.
“You know, I don’t know precisely where this is coming from, you know, we’ve heard different things. But here’s the thing: Does anybody think it’s any coincidence that on the eve of my potentially being elevated, that that’s when this uncorroborated smear comes out — does anybody believe that’s a coincidence? I don’t think anybody believes that’s a coincidence.”
“This is not the first time this was brought up. It was a year ago this was brought up. And the Post investigated three months, dropped the story, did not do it, and they did not do it because it was uncorroborated, and it was uncorroborated because it was not true,” he continued.
Vanessa Tyson, a fellow from Stanford University, is the individual who is claiming that Fairfax assaulted her back in 2004 at the Democratic National Convention, according to a report by Big League Politics.
However, Fairfax’s name is not actually mentioned specifically in the accusation, though it is implied.
“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. Until one day you find out he’s the Democratic candidate for statewide office in a state some 3000 miles away, and he wins that election in November 2017,” said a post from the accuser. “Then, by strange, horrible luck, it seems increasingly likely that he’ll get a VERY BIG promotion.”
It does seem awfully convenient that this particular report would come out right when Northam was facing some very serious fallout from his blackface pictures, doesn’t it?
Perhaps Fairfax is on to something? Maybe this guy really did leak this information in an attempt to make him look bad. If so, that’s a pretty good summarization of Northam’s personal character.
Source: Daily Wire