The Democrat Party of Virginia has finally formulated a way out of its blackface/sex abuse mess in the Commonwealth: Destroy Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax first.
Democrat House of Delegates Member Patrick Hope has announced that he intends to introduce articles of impeachment for the Lt. Gov. in case he does not resign over the weekend.
“On Monday, I will be introducing articles of impeachment for Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax if he has not resigned before then,” Hope tweeted on Friday.
— Patrick Hope (@HopeforVirginia) February 8, 2019
This mans that the party has finally found a way out of its mess.
All three of the Commonwealth’s top Democrats are now mired in #metooism and racist blackface scandals. First came governor Ralph Northam who was caught in blackface when he was a college student. Then came Fairfax who has been accused of sexual assault by two women. Then came the admission by the state Attorney General, Mark Herring who also admitted to appearing in blackface when he was in school.
All three politicians have been targeted for resignation, however, if all three go at once, that leaves the state’s number four man in the governor’s mansion, but he is a Republican. And despite the Democrat Party’s lies that it cares about women and racism, the party won’t let a Republican take power.
So, the party had to figure out a way to dump some of these Democrats without giving power to Republicans.
Now they have figured it out.
First they will force the Lt. Gov. out. Once he is gone they will have their troubled gov. appoint a new Lt. Gov., one who is clean as a whistle and free of scandal.
Then they can get rid of both Northam and Herring at their leisure. And at the same time their new Democrat Lt. Gov. can take office and save the party’s power.
But, notice what this means? It means politics trump PC worries about racism or rape. The rape of women, the racist traipsing about in blackface… none of that means anything unless the party’s political power is served first.
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