Gutfeld on Virginia Controversy: 'What a Beautiful Bed the Dems Made for Themselves'
Greg Gutfeld and the panel on "The Five" discussed the apparent parallels between the scurrilous 2018 allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the situations swirling around Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D-Va.).
Northam’s 1984 yearbook page recently ignited controversy when it was discovered to have a racist photo on it. Fairfax, meanwhile, denied an allegation that he sexually assaulted a woman at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Massachusetts.
"What a beautiful bed the Democrats have made for themselves," Gutfeld remarked, noting that the dueling controversies in Richmond mirror in some ways the allegations against Kavanaugh from his nomination period.
Gutfeld said the press and the Democrats closely studied Kavanaugh's college yearbook, where he disclosed his affinity for alcoholic beverages and used words like "boofing."
At the same time, Kavanaugh was being accused by at least three women of sexual misconduct.
"It combines the excesses of the Kavanaugh demonization -- what were the two big sins that rose to the top -- one was his yearbook, and then you also had the notion that we must believe everyone. So, you had the sexual assault [allegations] going back 30 years."
"These events are now in the same case, at each other's throats [in Virginia]," Gutfeld said. "Both are apparently supposed to be believed at the same time. How long can this last?"
Jesse Watters said the Commonwealth of Virginia is starting to resemble a political "dumpster fire," adding that Northam previously caused a firestorm when he made comments on a radio show about physicians and a mother potentially contemplating infanticide
Juan Williams noted that another layer of controversy was added after Fairfax was asked whether supporters of political rival Mayor LeVar Stoney (D-Richmond) could be behind the surfacing of the sexual assault allegations.
Jim Nolan, a spokesman for Stoney, told the Washington Post that the "insinuation" is "100 percent not true. Period."
Republicans in Virginia were also offering their reactions to the controversies, with Prince William-area Delegate Tim Hugo comparing the controversies to "a Hollywood movie," in a comment to the Post.
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