It seems that Democrats in Virginia just can’t themselves together.
Most of the time, when confronted with some kind of controversy or situation that would make you look bad if you just own up to it people can be very forgiving.
That being said, if you try to cover the situation up and say it somehow wasn’t you and then people later find out it was you that’s when you being to start looking like a real fool.
The problem with the political structure in Virginia right now is that it seems like every elected official there somehow doesn’t understand that pictures of you in blackface are never a good idea.
It’s like driving a car with your feet. Sure, you can do it….it doesn’t mean its a good idea.
Via Daily Wire:
By the end of this week, there may be no top politicians left in Virginia.
Attorney General Mark Herring, third in the line of succession to Virginia’s governor’s office, announced Wednesday morning that he “wore blackface at a college party” sometime in the mid-1980s, according to Bloomberg News.
“Another top Virginia Democrat — Attorney General Mark Herring — admitted Wednesday to putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was a college student,” the outlet reported. “Herring issued a statement saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as a 19 -year-old undergraduate at the University of Virginia.”
Herring, who is in his second term as Attorney General — and was reportedly planning to run for governor in 2021 — called the incident “ridiculous” in a statement released to media.
“It sounds ridiculous even now writing it. But because of our ignorance and glib attitudes – and because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others – we dressed up and put on wigs and brown makeup,” he said in his statement.
“That conduct clearly shows that, as a young man, I had a callous and inexcusable lack of awareness and insensitivity to the pain my behavior could inflict on others,” he continued. “It was really a minimization of both people of color, and a minimization of a horrific history I knew well even then.”