Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

‘I’m not going anywhere,’ Gov. Ralph Northam tells Gayle King

‘I’m not going anywhere,’ Gov. Ralph Northam tells Gayle King

Northam has been ignoring widespread calls to resign after a photo of a man in blackface standing next to someone in Ku Klux Klan robes surfaced in his 1984 medical school yearbook. Northam had later acknowledged he wore blackface at a separate event in the 1980s, dressing up as Michael Jackson for a dance contest.

A second woman accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault Friday, saying the Democrat raped her 19 years ago while they were both students at Duke University.

A statement released by Tyson's attorneys said: "We are confident that once the Virginia legislature hears Dr. Tyson's harrowing account of this sexual assault, the testimony of many corroborating witnesses, and evidence of his attempts to mislead the public about The Washington Post's decision not to run a story in 2018, it will conclude that he lacks the character, fitness and credibility to serve in any capacity".

"There's no better person to do that than a doctor".

On Face the Nation on Sunday, host of CBS This Morning Gayle King was on to preview her interview, airing Monday, with the governor.

If Fairfax were to leave, it's unclear who could replace him as lieutenant governor. Before slavery was fully institutionalized in the British colonies, some enslaved Africans were freed after working for a certain period of time or after a debt had been paid, according to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Gov. Northam was elected to office in 2017 after airbrushing his black running mate out of official campaign flyers, refusing to shake a black opponent's hand after a debate, and bolstered by support from campaign allies who ran an ad insinuating Republican voters wished to use pick-up trucks and run over non-white children.

Fairfax denied the allegations, called for an investigation of them, and vowed to remain in office as a growing number of fellow Democrats urged him to resign. Fairfax would become governor if Northam resigns.

Meanwhile the Republican party in Virginia has also been hit by its own blackface scandal after it emerged that Virginia Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment edited a 1968 college publication containing slurs and blackface photos.

"Initially, I could have forgiven him, and I think he could have gotten past it".

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"I can only imagine that it must take tremendous courage for women to step forward and and talk about these things that are just so hurtful".

"We hope, for example, that the Federal Bureau of Investigation will show a willingness to investigate", the spokeswoman, Lauren Burke, said in a statement. The state's attorney general, Mark Herring, also has admitted to donning blackface in the past.

On Friday, a second woman, Meredith Watson, accused Fairfax of raping her while they were students at Duke in 2000.

Mr Fairfax said her statement had been "painful", but insisted he was innocent.

"Any issue of race or sexual harassment or assault like we saw, like we've seen recently in Virginia, there's no debating that, in the Christian community it's wrong".

At the start of the week, Cox said there was little appetite among lawmakers to remove Northam through impeachment, saying resignation "would obviously be less pain for everyone".

"I just feel like we were slapped on one cheek, and here it goes again", said costumier Tricia Emle.

Gov. Ralph Northam tells @GayleKing: "I have thought about resigning, but I've also thought about what Virginia needs right now". And the reason I used a very little bit is because, I don't know if anybody's ever tried that, but you can not get shoe polish off, ' he said.

Nancy Erika Smith, an attorney for Meredith Watson, said in a statement to NBC that they would be able to provide "at least two witnesses whom Ms. Watson told of the assault the day after Fairfax raped her", and "documentary evidence of Ms. Watson revealing to others the fact that Fairfax raped her".

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