Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax now faces a second sexual assault accusation from a fellow Duke University student who says he raped her in 2000. Fairfax denied the charge, as he had a California professor’s earlier claim that he sexually assaulted her in Boston during the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
What’s the damage so far? Top Democrats are demanding Fairfax’s ouster, while Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring face resignation pressure over youthful blackface episodes. The state senate’s GOP majority leader is also fending off reports of racist images in a school yearbook he edited.