Looks like the case against Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax just got a little stronger:
While many Virginia Democrats have said that they take Tyson's accusations seriously, few if any have called on Fairfax to step down.
Then there's the rank hypocrisy of the Democratic Party as a whole.
"No major Democratic presidential candidate or other party leader has called for Fairfax's resignation. Instead, they have, almost to a person, called for an investigation into the allegations," CNN's Chris Cillizza couldn't help but notice.
Vice also called out Democrats for their double standard.
Some of the same Democrats who argued that the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford should have disqualified now-Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh from a seat on the Supreme Court during confirmation hearings last fall are now hesitant to apply the same judgement to Fairfax, even though he’s been very credibly accused and the alleged assault happened relatively recently.
“I don’t live there,” Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin told VICE News when asked about Tyson’s allegations. “I’m not getting into that.” Just last fall Durbin said the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would “shake the confidence of millions of Americans in the Supreme Court.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi echoed Durbin’s non-response response at her Thursday press conference at the Capitol. When asked about the scandals plaguing Virginia’s top three elected Democratic officials, Pelosi responded: “I'll leave that up to them."
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office has yet to respond to multiple requests for comment.
Schumer said: "Dr. Ford came forward and won America's hearts. And our Republican colleagues were upset 'cause that might derail their headlong rush to put Judge Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court."
Keep in mind, both parties were under oath during those politically charged hearings and the matter was basically a "he said/she said" story that was over 30 years old with a lot of forgotten details and zero corroboration. And Blasey Ford was found to have been less than forthright on a number of issues, including her extensive air travel and the reason she remodeled her home.
Tyson's story carries more weight because she is a fellow Democrat who seemingly has no agenda other than to blow the whistle on a sexual abuser. And both she and Fairfax agree that a sexual encounter took place. They just disagree on whether she gave her consent.