Virginia sank deeper into political turmoil Wednesday when another top Democrat — Attorney General Mark Herring — admitted putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was a college student.
With Gov. Ralph Northam’s career in extreme peril over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, Herring issued a statement saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a rapper during a party as a 19-year-old at the University of Virginia.
Herring, 57, said he was “deeply, deeply sorry for the pain that I cause with this revelation.” [snip]
The disclosure further roils the top levels of Virginia government. Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who would be next in line if Northam resigned, was confronted with uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct earlier this week. He denied the accusations, calling them a political smear.Should all three Democrats be forced out of office, next in line for Virginia Governor is Republican Speaker of the House of Delegates Kirk Cox. Republicans haven't won a statewide race in Virginia since 2010, so that would be quite a coup for
Three shots, three feet hit. Well played, gentlemen! Perhaps Democrats should put an end to the boys club in the next election cycle and put an all- woman ticket together.