Virginia’s blackface scandal is getting worse | With Chris Cillizza

Virginia’s blackface scandal is getting worse | With Chris Cillizza
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In just five days, the top three elected Democrats in Virginia were engulfed in various scandals. From blackface to accusations of sexual assault, here’s how the party imploded in less than a week.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

Why doesn’t Ralph Northam just stop talking?
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/11/politics/ralph-northam-virginia-blackface/index.html

The Virginia Democratic Party is a dumpster fire
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/08/politics/virginia-democratic-party-ralph-northam-justin-fairfax-week-in-review/index.html

Virginia attorney general admits to wearing blackface at 1980 college party
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/06/politics/virginia-attorney-general-blackface/index.html

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax faces second sexual assault allegation
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/08/politics/justin-fairfax-second-accuser/index.html

‘SNL’ skewers Virginia politicians over blackface issue
https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2019/02/10/snl-virginia-politicians-blackface-orig.cnn/video/playlists/atv-trending-videos/
Northam refers to slaves as ‘indentured servants’
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/02/10/ralph-northam-indentured-servants-sot-nr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/

2nd Fairfax accuser says she was raped by former Duke basketball player Corey Maggette
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/12/politics/fairfax-accuser-duke-basketball-player/index.html

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