In a statement Wednesday Mark Herring admitted he and friends dressed up as rappers, putting on wigs and brown makeup when he was 19, explaining they did not have an appreciation for others’ experiences and perspectives. It makes him the third top Democrat in the state to be embroiled in scandal, following Gov. Ralph Northam’s own “blackface” revelation and allegations of sexual assault against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.
What are the repercussions? It could spell a constitutional crisis – with calls for Northam’s resignation, if he steps down, Fairfax would replace him and Herring would be next in line.