In the days since a conservative website surfaced allegations of sexual assault made against Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D), he’s been speculating at which of his political rivals planted the story, which he claims is false and intended to derail his career.
According to the New York Times, he found his latest target in Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney (D), a possible competitor in the race for the 2021 Democratic nomination for governor.
Stoney was having none of it. “The insinuation is 100 percent not true, and frankly it’s offensive,” he told the Times.
Fairfax has also laid blame at the doorstep of embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D), asking Monday if anyone thought it was a “coincidence” that the story emerged as fellow Democrats are calling on Northam to resign, a move that would give Fairfax a huge promotion.
Per the Times, Fairfax walked the accusation back later, saying he had “no indication” that Northam’s people were behind the accusation.