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The Democratic party in Virginia is in trouble — and the liberal party is now facing national scrutiny over apparent double standards in how sexual assault claims are handled.
A series of scandals have rocked the state’s government, with Democratic Governor Ralph Northam still dealing with the public relations nightmare of admitting that he was dressed in either blackface or a KKK costume in a school yearbook.
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Attorney General Mark Herring, also a Democrat, found himself in the same hot water after he too admitted to racially-insensitive blackface during his university years.
But a third Virginia Democrat, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, faced the most intense charges. Not long after the Northam scandal erupted, two women accused the state’s second-in-command of committing rape several times over the last two decades.
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“Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson leveled their accusations against Fairfax in February. Tyson says Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex in 2004,” Fox News reported. “Watson says Fairfax raped her in 2000 when both were students at Duke University.”
Those are without a doubt serious claims, but the left has tried to downplay them since day one. In a bizarre move considering the prominence of the “#MeToo” movement, Democrats now appear to be blocking a bipartisan hearing which would help get to the bottom of the assault claims.
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“House Republicans said Tuesday that they tried and failed to broker a deal with Democrats that would allow for a bipartisan public hearing in which two women who accuse Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault could testify under oath,” Fox explained.
Both women have sought a hearing during which they can testify, under penalty of perjury, about what they say Fairfax did to them. This would allow officials on both sides of the political aisle to ask questions and uncover the truth.
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But if Democrats have their way,...
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