Justin Fairfax: Virginia lieutenant governor stuns senators by comparing himself to lynching victims

Justin Fairfax: Virginia lieutenant governor stuns senators by comparing himself to lynching victimsThe lieutenant governor of Virginia has likened himself to a lynching victim while battling accusations of sexual assault and calls to resign from his post amid a series of scandals impacting the state’s top lawmakers. Justin Fairfax made the controversial statements during a surprise speech on Sunday, lashing out against his critics in the state Senate as 2019 legislative session was coming to a close. “I’ve heard much about anti-lynching on the floor of this very Senate, where people were not given any due process whatsoever, and we rue that,” Mr Fairfax said, referencing legislation the General Assembly passed expressing “profound regret” for lynchings in Virginia between 1877 and 1950.



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