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    02/22/2020 9:09:36 AM PST · by ransomnote · 28 replies ^ | February 13, 2020 | Mark Herring Attorney General of Virginia
    Commonwealth of Virginia Office of the Attorney General Mark Herring Attorney General 202 North Ninth Street Richmond, Virginia 23219  Office of the Attorney General202 North Ninth Street Richmond, Virginia 23219 ~ After years of obstruction in Republican-controlled House of Delegates and Senate, Attorney General Herring’s hate crimes and white supremacist violence legislative package has been passed by each chamber ~RICHMOND (February 13, 2020) – The House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia have each passed Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s package of legislation to address the frightening rise in hate crimes and white supremacist violence. Attorney General Herring has...
  • Virginia AG to 2A Sanctuaries: New Gun Controls ‘Will Be Enforced’

    12/22/2019 6:52:28 AM PST · by LibertyWoman · 278 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 12/22/2019 | AWR HAWKIN
    Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) released an opinion warning Second Amendment Sanctuary counties and municipalities that new gun controls “will be enforced.” ... In all, over 100 local governments in Virginia have declared Second Amendment Sanctuary status. Moreover, Culpeper Count Sheriff Scott Jenkins has made clear he is ready to “deputize thousands” to fight in defense of gun rights.
  • AG Says 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries Illegal [semi-satire]

    12/21/2019 9:11:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Dec 2019 | John Semmens
    In a bid to intimidate the 100+ local governments that have declared their jurisdictions sanctuaries for the Second Amendment right to bear arms, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring issued an advisory opinion declaring these declarations “have no legal effect. Local officials cannot nullify state laws. They must follow the gun laws passed by the General Assembly.” Herring sought to distinguish “this unwarranted usurpation of higher authority” from “the entirely legitimate grants of sanctuary to illegal immigrants by local governments across the nation. The choice of where one prefers to live is a fundamental human right that supersedes any laws impeding...
  • Va. Attorney General says localities “cannot nullify state laws” after many claim second amendment sanctuary

    12/20/2019 1:16:19 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 125 replies ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2019 | RICHMOND, Va.
    Attorney General Mark Herring released a statement after resolutions were passed by localities across Virginia declaring themselves exempt from new gun safety laws that the General Assembly may enact. He said localities and local constitutional officers “cannot nullify state laws” and must follow gun violence prevention measures passed by the General Assembly.
  • Farrakhan: You Know Who’s Behind All This Blackface Stuff, Right

    02/14/2019 7:35:46 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 02/14/2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    As the nation continues to try to sort out all of the Virginia Democratic Party blackface stories, plenty of questions remain. They involve not only the Governor but the Attorney General and others as well. Fear not, citizens. We’re finally getting some definitive answers as Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam Research Group (NOIRG) has decided to weigh in on the subject and clear up any confusion. So why are we still dealing with this phenomenon? Who is at the heart of the problem? Racist southern whites? The Illuminati? Nope. It’s the Jews, of course
  • Richmond marchers demand Governor Northam’s resignation

    RICHMOND, Va. — A group of people gathered at Monroe Park in Richmond on Monday to participate in the "March of Reckoning," a protest that demanded the resignation of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Marchers carried signs -- advocating a variety of topics -- from the VCU Campus to Capitol Square. Northam has insisted he had no plans to resign following his blackface yearbook photo scandal which made international headlines earlier this month. "March of Reckoning" participants said they would not take no for an answer. "As we know nationwide many folks have been pushing for Northam's resignation as well," organizer...
  • Warren’s dubious ancestry claims demand more apologies

    02/12/2019 6:09:05 AM PST · by luke1825 · 13 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 2/12 | peter lucas
    It’s just fine that Elizabeth Warren apologized to the Cherokees for falsely claiming to be one of them. It might be helpful if she also apologizes to the people of Massachusetts. She could have done it Saturday when she made her presidential campaign official, but she didn’t. Instead she reworked and expanded her attack on wealthy Americans who, she said, are not paying their fair share. Massachusetts is not Virginia where Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring, all Democrats, are all caught up in scandals of black face and sexual- harassment charges
  • Black Virginia voters feel betrayed, left in no-win scenario [Northam/Fairfax/Herring]

    02/10/2019 5:20:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 10, 2019 | Errin Haines Whack
    Eva Siakam’s choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America’s first black president. But sitting in a stylist’s chair at Supreme Hair Styling Boutique in Richmond on Friday, she shook her head in disgust when asked about revelations that Northam wore blackface 35 years ago. “I really believed in him,” said Siakam, a 28-year-old student. “To find out that he dressed up in blackface is disappointing. He’s shown his disdain for black people.” Black voters who factored prominently in the 2017 election that helped Northam become...
  • David Brooks on VA Dem Turmoil: "...Maybe We Should Have Only Women Leading"

    02/10/2019 4:19:33 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 42 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 2-9-2019 | Ian Schwartz
    Full Title: David Brooks on VA Dem Turmoil: "A Lot Of Male Bad Behavior, Maybe We Should Have Only Women Leading" (New York Times columnist David) Brooks weighed in on the blackface controversy surrounding Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and Attorney General Mark Herring (D) and allegations of sexual assault against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D). He called the Fairfax case the "most serious," but that we should not rush to conclusions without investigating first. "Men turn out to be a problem. There's a lot of male bad behavior. Maybe we should have only women leading our states. That might...
  • Justin Fairfax’s accuser says she also was raped by a basketball player at Duke

    02/09/2019 9:42:35 AM PST · by abb · 87 replies
    The (Raleigh) News & Observer ^ | February 9, 2019 | Steve Wiseman
    The woman who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were Duke students 20 years ago also says a Duke basketball player raped her. In response to Fairfax’s denials, Meredith Watson’s lawyer released a statement claiming she was also raped by a basketball player and, when she reported the attack to a school administrator, received no assistance. The player’s name was not released nor was the name of the school administrator. According to a report in The News & Observer in 1999, Duke went through a major reshuffling at its administrative level. Several administrators had...
  • Another Racist Democrat Admits to Wearing Blackface!

    02/06/2019 5:55:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | February 6, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There is an update on news out of Virginia. “Another top Virginia Democrat has admitted to wearing blackface decades ago. Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement Wednesday saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia. The revelation further roils the top levels of Virginia government. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax…” And, by the way, there is a report that this guy, Justin Fairfax, on Monday night, during a private conversation about the woman who has...
  • CNN: Dems' 'Zero Tolerance' Policy Coming Back to Bite Them in Virginia

    02/07/2019 9:39:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was all fun and games for Dems when Brett Kavanaugh was in the barrel. But now that allegations of sexual misconduct and racial insensitivity threaten to take down Virginia's Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General, and even—horror of horrors—elevate a Republican to the governorship, the Dem thrill is gone. CNN's New Day was surprisingly tough on the Dems this morning. Washington Post reporter Toluse Olorunnipa began by offering an unsparing assessment of the Dem predicament. Olorunnipa said that Democrats run "the risk of being seen as hypocrites" if they don't apply to Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General...
  • CNN: Sadness, disbelief and disgust: Virginia politics plunges deeper into chaos as Dems worry

    02/06/2019 11:58:21 PM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | February 6, 2019 | Dan Merica and Ryan Nobles
    Virginia politics descended further into chaos on Wednesday, and Democrats in the capital grew more dismayed by the possibility that a trio of scandals involving their top three statewide officials had laid waste to years of work building up the Democratic Party in the commonwealth. The controversies have created a pseudo-standoff between scandal-plagued Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring, all of whom are fighting to hang on to their jobs as public outrage grows around each of them. None of them wants to resign first, creating a scenario where all of them could hold...
  • Mark Herring said Ralph Northam should resign for wearing blackface in college. Then Herring

    02/06/2019 5:56:12 PM PST · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2019 | Eugene Scott
    If the governor of Virginia should resign from office for wearing blackface, then so should the state’s attorney general, by his own logic.
  • Mark Herring Resigns as Democrat Attorneys General Group Co-Chair

    02/06/2019 3:23:06 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/06/19 | Joshua Caplan
    Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) resigned as co-chair of the Democratic Attorneys General Association Wednesday following the revelation that he wore blackface during his college years. “Virginia AG Herring offered to step aside as co-chair and the committee accepted,” a DACA spokesperson said in a statement. In a meeting with black lawmakers earlier Wednesday, Herring admitted to wearing “brown makeup” as part of a costume to resemble rapper Kurtis Blow. “It sounds ridiculous even now writing it. But because of our ignorance and glib attitudes – and because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives...
  • Breaking: Virginia's Democratic attorney general says he wore blackface at a college party in 1980

    02/06/2019 8:45:17 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 144 replies
    Fox5/Twitter ^ | 2-6-2019 | Fox5
    #BREAKING: RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's Democratic attorney general says he wore blackface at a college party in 1980, deepening state scandal
  • Virginia attorney general admits to wearing blackface at 1980 college party

    02/06/2019 9:20:23 AM PST · by conservative98 · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 12:05 PM EST, Wed February 06, 2019 | Dan Merica, CNN
    Richmond, Virginia (CNN) Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring admitted Wednesday that he appeared in blackface at a 1980 party, further plunging Richmond into chaos as Democrats here struggle to overcome a trio of scandals rocking their three top statewide elected officials. Herring said Wednesday that he wore blackface as a 19-year-old to dress up as a rapper at a party.

    02/02/2019 4:07:13 PM PST · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 49 replies
    I don't think I'm seeing/saw things. While watching the 5PM local news on 12 (ABC) out of San Antonio they brought up Ralph Northam and his situation. They then ran a clip from ABC news that in the lower left hand corner had a box that read "Republican Ralph Northam"!!!!!!!!!! Just for my satisfaction did anybody else see this ABC clip. I don't watch any national news but am about 99% sure it said "Republican Ralph Northam". More fake news?
  • Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax describes meeting with Northam over photo; 'We're at a critical moment

    02/02/2019 4:02:11 PM PST · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 2/2/19 1 hr ago | PATRICK WILSON
    Fairfax said he got the sense that Northam believed there was a reasonable chance he was one of the people in the photo. “I think part of the reason to apologize and to call me over and to talk through it was because that was the natural assumption," Fairfax said. After listening to Northam’s news conference, Fairfax said, “I think he’ll have to explain his own comments and his own thinking and recollection.”
  • EVMS president calls 1984 yearbook photo 'shockingly abhorrent'

    02/02/2019 4:02:08 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 73 replies
    WAVY ^ | February 2, 2019 | Staff
    EVMS President Richard Homan, MD, issued a statement Saturday saying the school shares "the outrage, alarm and sadness voiced by our alumni, the press and many on social media." Homan, who is also the dean of EVMS' School of Medicine, added that the photo is "absolutely antithetical to the principles, morals and values we hold and espouse of our educational and research institution and our professions."