Wednesday Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring admitted he dressed in blackface as a student at the University of Virginia in 1980:
Another top Virginia Democrat has admitted to wearing blackface decades ago. Atty. Gen. Mark Herring issued a statement Wednesday saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia.
The revelation further roils the top levels of Virginia government. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax are already facing controversies, and Herring would be next in line to be governor after those two men.
The past week has been a whirlwind for the state of Virginia and the democratic party. Last weekend news surfaced that Virginia governor Ralph Northam was blackface as a medical student at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Northam denied the that was him in the yearbook picture in blackface alongside a man wearing a white Ku Klux Klan mask. Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax was accused by a woman of sexual assaulting her at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. Fairfax is next in line to be governor in case Northam steps down. The woman in question is Vanessa Tyson, college professor at Scripps College in California. She does not appear to be backing down on the allegations.