This comes from a disgusted AP.
The AP has been known to be disgusted by Republicans. But it takes a lot for it to be disgusted by a Dem. Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax is truly in a league of his own. How much mileage can you get out of the race card? He’s really trying to test it to destruction.
Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared himself to Jim Crow-era lynching victims in a surprise speech Sunday, as he resists widespread calls to resign prompted by allegations of sexual assault.
“I’ve heard much about anti-lynching on the floor of this very Senate, where people were not given any due process whatsoever, and we rue that,” Fairfax said, referencing legislation the General Assembly passed expressing “profound regret” for lynchings in Virginia between 1877 and 1950.
“And we talk about hundreds, at least 100 terror lynchings that have happened in the Commonwealth of Virginia under those very same auspices. And yet we stand here in a rush to judgment with nothing but accusations and no facts and we decide that we are willing to do the same thing,” Fairfax said.
When he finished his five-minute impromptu speech, stunned senators sat in awkward silence.
Fairfax, who is black, has been accused by two women of sexual assault. Both of the alleged victims are African American.
Is Fairfax crazy? Nah.
He’s got black Dems behind him.
“He said what he needed to say,” said Sen. Mamie Locke.
Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Chairman Del. Lamont Bagby said he’s heard similar rhetoric from his constituents, who have expressed concerns that Fairfax is being treated unfairly because of his race.
This reflects poll numbers and general political trends of support for Fairfax. Does the race card stretch to blaming complaints of rape by two black women on racism?
That it does.
Isn’t this new tolerant society where there is no morality, only tribal victimhood, wonderful?
Hope. Change. Evil.