Virginia's Lt. Gov makes the preposterous claim that the black women accusing him of sexual assault are lynching him?

Washington Examiner:
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared himself to lynching victims as the embattled official faces sexual assault allegations.

Fairfax, who is black, referenced the state’s racist past and lynchings of African-Americans in a surprise speech Sunday before the Senate adjourned its 2019 legislative session, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

"If we go backwards in a rush to judgment, and we allow for political lynchings without any due process, any facts, any evidence being heard, then I think we do a disservice to this very body in which we all serve," the Democrat said.

The state’s Republican leaders announced two days earlier that they would hold committee hearings where the two women accusing him of sexual misconduct could share their allegations.

An attorney for Meredith Watson, who alleges Fairfax raped her in 2000 when they were classmates at Duke University, said she will testify.

Watson’s attorney said she was under the impression that Fairfax’s other accuser, Vanessa Tyson, who claims the Virginia lawmaker forced her to perform oral sex in 2004, would also share her story.
It sounds like he will be getting the due process in the form of a hearing.  It is not clear whether there would be any criminal proceedings or whether such would be barred by the statute of limitations.  If that were the case, Fairfax would mainly face a political dilemma.  If the statute has run and Fairfax stays it would be an embarrassment for Democrats and a political problem for them too.

Not that the allegations against Fairfax are specific as to time and place unlike the allegations against Kavanaugh which were never corroborated.


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