After being accused of two separate very serious sexual assaults, Lt. Governor believes the scandal has raised his public profile so much that he’s considering a run for Governor in 2021. He doesn’t seem to realize that his profile has been raised around the state but not in a good way.
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch,
Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said Thursday that he is “very hopeful about the future” and “thinking very seriously” about a gubernatorial run in 2021.
“Many people a year ago would not have recognized me, now they really do,” Fairfax said. “People come up to me at gas stations, they say, ‘Hey, we recognize you. We love you. We know what they are saying about you is false.’ ”
Fairfax isn’t hearing from the majority of Virginians who find his two accusers, Dr. Vanessa Tyson and Ms. Meredith Watson, to be very credible. Both women have repeatedly asked the House of Delegates for bi-partisan hearings where the women can testify and Justin Fairfax can as well. In a letter Ms. Watson’s attorney said,
If Justin Fairfax wanted the public to know the truth, he would have welcomed the hearing in the Virginia legislature requested by Ms. Tyson & Ms. Watson. All parties will testify under oath and present witnesses. That is the last thing in the world Fairfax wants and he has fought it at every turn.
Republicans in the House of Delegates, led by Delegate Rob Bell, are anxious to hold hearings but Democrats will not agree. They are protecting the Lt. Governor. What about the victims? Obviously, Democrats don’t care.
Our Lt. Governor is delusional if he thinks these accusations against him are going to propel him into the Governor’s Mansion.