2nd Accuser Comes Forward Against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

Virginia state Sen. Tommy Norment

A second woman has come forward to accuse the Virginia lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, of sexual assault, plunging the state's politics into further chaos and capping a week of sudden turmoil.

Watson's allegation, which was made public Friday afternoon, said that the pair were friends but never dated.

The revelation of the racist content comes after a chaotic week for Democrats in Virginia. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey), and former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe were among the first.

Trump's taunt ignores his own history of sexual assault allegations and his contorted relationship with race, including when he insisted after a 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that there were "very fine people on both sides" of an encounter that left a counterprotester dead.

Meredith Watson said Fairfax's attack was "premeditated and aggressive", and calls for Fairfax to resign.

The revelation echoed a controversy that first enmeshed the state's top Democrat, Governor Ralph Northam, last Friday.

But that momentum abruptly stopped last week with the disclosure of a picture from Northam's medical school yearbook showing one young man in blackface and another in Klan regalia. Most of the Democratic establishment called for his resignation by the end of the day.

In the immediate wake of the allegations against Herring and Fairfax, many Democratic leaders and black members of the Virginia legislature leaders continued to call on Northam to resign but withheld judgment on the two others, saying in Fairfax's case that the allegations needed to be investigated more thoroughly.

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"She said he knew that she didn't like what was happening, but he kept pushing her down".

As the situation unfolds, the risk for Democrats isn't so much that legions of Virginia voters move to Republicans - a party that nominated an open Confederate sympathizer to challenge Kaine previous year - or suddenly embrace Trump.

As Virginia and the rest of the nation discuss and debate racist behavior relating to some of Virginia's highest elected government officials, another state political figure is in the spotlight. A former boyfriend of Tyson's says, in essence, that she would not consensually have performed the act Fairfax admits she performed on him - oral sex.

He added: "With 114 editions of The Bomb available online dating back to 1885, I am not surprised that those wanting to engulf Republican leaders in the current situations involving the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General would highlight the yearbook from my graduation a half century ago".

Fairfax quickly denied the claim. If Northam were to step down, the Democrats would lose the governorship to the Republican speaker of the House of Delegates, who is next in the line of succession.

Northam immediately apologized for appearing in the photograph, saying he could not "undo the harm my behavior caused then and today".

The improbable scenario of the governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general being forced to resign en masse has raised the prospect of the Democrats losing the governorship to a Republican without an election.

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