There's a larger context here because there's a very real possibility that this is Dem on Dem violence using Republicans as cutouts.
Lt. Gov Fairfax has already suggested that the sexual assault allegation originated from Governor Northam's camp. And, since Lt. Gov Fairfax stood to benefit the most from the blackface scandal on Northam, it's not all that impossible that this is tit for tat.
So Fairfax's accuser hiring a D.C. law firm is an interesting choice. The specific choice of firm is even more interesting.
A California woman who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her 15 years ago has hired the same law firm that represented Christine Blasey Ford in her allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Fairfax has denied the allegation, which first surfaced on a conservative blog and was later described in a report by The Washington Post.
The allegation has come to light just as Fairfax could be on the verge of becoming the state's chief executive in the wake of a scandal involving Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and a blackface yearbook photo.
The woman making the accusation against Fairfax has retained Katz, Marshall and Banks, a Washington, D.C.-based firm, and is consulting with her attorneys about next steps, according to a source close to the legal team. The law firm assisted Blasey Ford as she came forward during Kavanaugh's confirmation process with allegations that he assaulted her when the two were in high school.
How many people have the resources to hire a serious firm in response to an allegation that is unlikely to lead to any financial rewards?
Ford was a political operation. Hiring her law firm smells of a political operation too in a bloody Dem on Dem violence campaign.
What all this means is that the next Dem VA Gov candidate will have to be a black woman.