After one woman accused Lt Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault and another accused him of rape, donations to him stopped. That’s changing for him and his blackface buddies the Governor and the Attorney General.
This week Fairfax received a donation of $50,000 from Andrew Rosen CEO of Kaplan education. Rosen and Fairfax went to Duke University together and have, until recently, served together on the board of visitors at the Sanford School of Public Policy. That ended on February 6th when Fairfax was asked to step down from the board following the accusations against him.
More donations are on the way for the Lt. Governor. From The Washington Post:
Fairfax spokeswoman Lauren Burke indicated in a statement that other substantial donations were on the way and two fundraising events are planned over the next two weeks.
“Supporters of Justin are asking us to put together events to support him,” she said. “There are many who believe in him and in due process in general. We’re working through those event requests now. . . . Many friends as well as complete strangers have expressed support for the Lt. Governor and his family. He passed two polygraphs on March 31. He will continue to take action to clear his name as he remains focused on his duties as Lt. Governor.”
The Governor and Attorney General are also receiving donations as Democrats apologize for asking that they step down. From the NationalReview.com,
“There were a lot of life lessons” learned from the wreckage in Richmond, said state Sen. Janet Howell (D-32nd). Chief among them? “Don’t rush to judgment.”
“I’m sorry we did,” said Howell, who also pilloried national Democratic leaders and presidential candidates for weighing in, early and sometimes loudly, on the Virginia situation. (“Ignore them,” Howell advised.)
State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st), who was among those to call for resignations only later to backtrack, acknowledged legislators were caught up in a media firestorm. “Statements were made before people even talked to the governor,” said Favola, who long has been an ally of Northam.