- Oct 26, 2017
At this point Fairfax has multiple sexual assault allegations against him and refuses to budge, so the state is clearly at an impasse and it seems the issues has gone on long enough.
The Governor appoints the replacement. Fairfax has to resign first here, for very obvious reasons. Northam being dumb about resigning accidentally saved us from a bigger problem.
That was my first thought.
2 rape accusations + rumors of 3 more in the pipeline in the process of coming forward is ten billion times worse than Notham's stuff. Northam also cannot resign right now because it would make Fairfax Governor- Fairfax has to be removed first no matter what else happens.
Jesus Christ, virginia just basically told Florida to "hold my beer" then proceeded to defecate in it while said beer was being heldIf you're keeping count of VA mess: We have the Gov and AG in blackface, the Lt. Gov accused of sexual assault, Senate leader found out to be the yearbook editor in a yearbook filled with wildly racist shit and an officer identified as having a tattoo of a white nationalist group. So fun times for everyone.
Florida had a state congresswoman resign who apparently had a history of licking men's faces... so there's that?
Either that, or we can have a standard that when a disgraced democrat resigns, we at least allow them to configure a state of affairs in such a way that republicans gain neither power nor political capital, prior to their resignation. I feel like "resign or don't" is the kind of simple binary that prevents us from seeing solutions even better. If we demand a resignation from a democrat, we can absolutely allow that resignation to be facilitated by pre-resignation political actions that prevent a worse state of affairs from occurring.
As shitty as being a racist is, it’s not forcing a woman to perform oral sex on you.
This is happening with the A.G. No one inside the party is calling for a resignation because the circumstances are different, both ethically and because it'd put a Republican in the A.G. position.Either that, or we can have a standard that when a disgraced democrat resigns, we at least allow them to configure a state of affairs in such a way that republicans gain neither power nor political capital, prior to their resignation. I feel like "resign or don't" is the kind of simple binary that prevents us from seeing solutions even better. If we demand a resignation from a democrat, we can absolutely allow that resignation to be facilitated by pre-resignation political actions that prevent a worse state of affairs from occurring.
Blackface is obviously disgusting, but let's not put that anywhere near the level of guy that's increasingly looking like a serial rapist.
There's also the fact that, at least based on materials disclosed so far, the AG's blackface incident contained mitigating factors that Northam's didn't.
There's enough of a distinction there to pass a smell test, even if Herring's resignation would lead to more fuckery by a Republican governor.We called for Governor Northam's resignation sharply and swiftly because all of the facts were before us immediately," the statement read. "That is still our position."
The lawmakers did not call for Attorney General Herring to resign, following Herring's revelation that he put on blackface in college, but called for "further action" from Herring to convince Virginia he is able to lead.
That was yesterday, though. Something might've come down since another named victim accused Fairfax today.
It was poor wording on my part, but the thing I was going for was trying to envision how VA's black voting population will see this just as a surface level thing. I'll admit it was in poor taste and won't bring it up again.
Would you rather a Republican become governor? If Fairfax leaves first, his replacement can be named (a Dem) and then take over as governor upon the resignation of the current governor.
The people are bringing up the point that white and black people get treated differently. I think it's pretty obvious. It's also obvious that sexual assault is gross and multiple credible accusations mean this man should resign.
Yeah, unfortunately Northam may survive this although his approval numbers have plummeted.
It varies from state to state, but in general you don't actually have to be indicted to be impeached. In fact, the opposite is usually true where someone is impeached and then indicted.Odd question but can they actually impeach him here since he hasn't been convicted of these rapes yet? Or does this fall under one of those other articles of impeachment. Because if he's stubborn (like his statements over this seem to suggest he will be) he could just fight this and make things difficult. And if they can't actually impeach him over allegations then it'll be a huge blunder that'll drag this out forever.
It'd honestly be easier for him to resign, maybe this is just a threat to force his hand here? Man, what a fucking mess.
The Virginia Democratic Party pretty much assured the state will be veering hard-right next election. It's the downside to having a base with actual morals (and Republican hypocrisy).