Pavlich: Dems Said 'You Have to Believe' Kavanaugh Accuser, Largely Silent on VA Lt. Gov.
The panel on Outnumbered discussed the ongoing turmoil in Richmond as Virginia's governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general are embroiled in controversy.
Gov. Ralph Northam (D) was criticized for his stance on late-term abortion and for having a racist photo on his yearbook page, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) was accused of sexual assault and on Wednesday, Attorney General Mark Herring (D) admitted to wearing blackface to a college party in 1980 when he dressed like "a rapper."
Katie Pavlich noted that when allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh came out last year, the Washington Post was quick to publish the stories without much in the way of corroboration.
She said that the paper is justifying its decision not to immediately run allegations against Fairfax because they could not be initially corroborated.
Pavlich said that in the Kavanaugh case, many Democrats demanded that the alleged victims be believed.
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) said at the time that women "must be believed" and that men observing the situation should all "shut up and step off."
Pavlich said that anyone who did not initially believe Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford was seen as "attacking a survivor," but that the case is not the same with the woman accusing Fairfax.
Melissa Francis said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a key figure in the Kavanaugh case, responded to questions about Fairfax by saying she had never heard of him.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said in response to the Fairfax case that he is more focused on removing Northam from office, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) -- who caucuses with Democrats -- angrily rebuffed a reporter's questions Tuesday as he clutched his cellular phone.
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