Buttigieg Repeats Call for Northam, Fairfax to Resign

Washington Free Beacon | 6/16/2019 | Cameron Cawthorne
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BY: Cameron Cawthorne

South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Saturday repeated his call for Virginia's Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign.

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A day after Buttigieg attended a fundraiser at the Alexandria, Va. home of Northam's deputy counsel, Jessica Killeen, he echoed his previous call for Northam to resign after it was revealed that his medical school yearbook featured a pair of people in blackface and Ku Klux Klan garb respectively. Buttigieg made the comments at the Black Economic Alliance Presidential Forum in Charleston, S.C.

CNN reporter Dan Merica mentioned how Buttigieg was headed to Richmond, Va. later Saturday night for the Blue Commonwealth Gala dinner and then asked him whether he still believed Northam and Fairfax needed to go.


"Who needs to step down?" Merica asked.

"My views on that haven't changed since the last time I spoke out about that," Buttigieg said.

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Buttigieg was one of the first 2020 presidential candidates to call for Northam to resign. He would later call for Fairfax to resign after two women came forward to accuse him of sexual assault—once in 2000 at Duke University and another time in a hotel room during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. He called the allegations "extremely disturbing."

Merica pressed later to clarify whether Fairfax was included in his call for...
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