In recent weeks, embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) admitted that he had put on blackface while he was a medical student, Attorney General Mark Herring (D) revealed that he also put on blackface while he was a college student at the University of Virginia.
Meanwhile, a California professor accused Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax (D) of sexual assault, alleging that Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex during the 2004 Democratic National Convention. And on Friday, a day after Pelosi insisted that these scandals will not harm national Democrats, another woman, Meredith Watson, alleged that Fairfax raped her while they were students at Duke University.
When Pelosi was asked if the scandals will hurt the “national Democratic brand,” she replied, “No, it does not.”
National Democrats who are banking on defeating Trump in 2020 by doubling down on the politics of race and MeToo walked into a trap when nearly all of them jumped into Virginia’s politics and called on Northam to resign. When scandals then engulfed Fairfax and Herring, many national Democrats started dodging questions, unable to say they would not get involved in Virginia’s politics days after nearly all of them jumped in to condemn Northam.
Last week, Northam apologized for appearing in either blackface or a KKK hood in a photo on his yearbook page before promptly denying the next day that he was in the photo. Northam did reveal, though, that he had put black shoe polish on his face to look like Michael Jackson for a dance contest in Texas.
As pressure mounted for Northam to resign, Dr. Vanessa Tyson, a professor at California’s Scripps College, accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her 15 years ago.
“I cannot believe, given my obvious distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual. To be very clear, I did not want to engage in oral sex with Mr. Fairfax and I never gave any form of consent,” Tyson said in a statement, saying that she was only speaking out because Fairfax had been besmirching her name.
Fairfax has denied both allegations.
As some Virginia Democrats were getting ready for Herring, the attorney general, to potentially become the state’s next governor, Herring also admitted that he had put on blackface in the past, a confession that reportedly moved some of his black colleagues and lawmakers to tears.
“That conduct clearly shows that, as a young man, I had a callous and inexcusable lack of awareness and insensitivity to the pain my behavior could inflict on others. It was really a minimization of both people of color, and a minimization of a horrific history I knew well even then,” Herring said in a statement. “It sounds ridiculous even now writing it. But because of our ignorance and glib attitudes – and because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others – we dressed up and put on wigs and brown makeup.”
Pelosi said Virginia Democrats have to “resolve their issues that they have there” and added that “it’s sad because they have some very talented leaders there.” But Pelosi added that the Virginia Democrats “have to have the confidence of the electorate and the legislature that they have to work with.”
“I’ll leave it up to them,” Pelosi said, doing her best to distance herself and national Democrats from the fiasco in Virginia.
“Casa De Nancy!” – Street Artist Posts Signs on Pelosi and Gov. Newsom’s Front Gates — Everyone Is Welcome!
Welcome to Casa de Nancy!
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wants open borders so Laura Loomer pulled off the protest in Pelosi’s yard.
Loomer and gang set up a canopy on Pelosi’s lawn with the word “Immorality” emblazoned in red letters.
Pelosi regularly says walls are ‘immoral’ when arguing against President Trump’s proposals for stronger border security which includes a wall.
Illegal aliens under a canopy with #LauraLoomer in Pelosi's yard. pic.twitter.com/6HKGY7ez4b
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 14, 2019
Loomer attached photos of Americans who have been killed by illegal aliens, including Kate Steinle, to the canopy. Laura Loomer was later arrested and escorted from Pelosi’s yard. Pelosi is pro-border at home she just doesn’t want her country to have one.
Laura also stormed the California Governor’s mansion grounds in a poncho and sombrero.
Now this… A California street artist posted signs on Pelosi’s compound and the gate to the governor’s mansion saying, “Everyone is welcome!”
Via SF Thought Criminal Instagram account.
Nancy Pelosi recreates 'sarcastic' clap with Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom at LA gala
After defending her ‘sarcastic clap’ directed at President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Ca., assured the public it was, in fact, sincere applause.
“It wasn’t sarcastic,” she said to reporters on Wednesday.
She added: “I wanted him to know that was a very welcome message.”
However, it looked anything but sincere as she recreated the moment with Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom and singer Katy Perry.
The Speaker was attending the MusiCares Person of the Year gala in Los Angeles Friday. The event honored country music icon Dolly Parton.
She was caught by cameras laughing and recreating the moment with the entertainers as her husband looked on.
Pelosi’s daughter contradicted her mother’s claim that Tuesday's initial clap was not sarcastic and harkened back to her childhood.
“Oh yes that clap took me back to the teen years. She knows. And she knows that you know. And frankly she’s disappointed that you thought this would work. But here’s a clap,” Christine Pelosi tweeted.
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