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Virginia lieutenant governor says he was treated like George Floyd or Emmett Till when told to resign over sexual assault allegations

April 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared the calls for him to resign following sexual assault allegations against him in 2019 to the high-profile killings of two Black men, using the comment to attack former Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday during the first debate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Justin Fairfax compared the calls for him to resign following sexual assault allegations against him in 2019 to the high-profile killings of two Black men, using the comment to attack former Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday during the first debate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Fairfax said during the answer that the "murder of George Floyd was horrific," adding that it "recalls a history in Virginia and in our nation where African Americans, particularly African American men, are presumed to be guilty, are treated inhumanely, are given no due process. "

Fairfax is one of five Democrats vying to be the next governor of Virginia, joining McAuliffe, former Virginia state Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, Del. Lee Carter and state Sen. Jennifer McClellan onstage.

But it is the fact that McAuliffe called on Fairfax to resign so quickly that has long bothered the lieutenant governor.

McClellan was the first candidate to respond to Fairfax on Tuesday, saying, "The murders of Emmett Till and George Floyd were traumatic and triggering for generations of Black people.

The three other Democrats onstage in addition to Fairfax -- Carter, Foy and McClellan -- also looked to critique McAuliffe in different ways, but the bulk of the debate was far more focused on what each candidate would do in office.

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