Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
Virginia’s Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax, next in the line of succession should Gov. Ralph Northam (D) resign, retained the same law firm that represented Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in January 2018. His accuser, associate Professor Vanessa Tyson, has recently hired the firm that represented professor Christine Blasey Ford.
Tyson released a lengthy statement on Wednesday describing vividly her alleged assault by Fairfax at the Democratic National Convention in 2004.
Fairfax is denying the allegation.
This scandal joins the other two roiling Virginia at the moment, after Northam was discovered to have a picture of a man in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan robe on his yearbook page and Attorney General Mark Herring (third in line) revealed that a picture of him in blackface also exists. The fourth in the line of succession, should all three men resign, is the Republican speaker of the House of Delegates, Kirk Cox.