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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) has accused his primary rival in the race for governor of treating him "like George Floyd," for joining calls for Fairfax to resign after allegations of sexual assault surfaced against him.
During a gubernatorial debate Tuesday night, Fairfax and the other candidates on the stage took aim at Democrat Terry McAuliffe — who was governor of the Commonwealth from 2014 to 2018 — in an attempt to "diminish his support from Black voters," The New York Times reported.
But Fairfax made the most waves with his attack, in the comparisons he made recalling that McAuliffe publicly called for him to step down in 2019 after two separate women came forward accusing the lieutenant governor of sexual assault.
"Everyone here on this stage called for my immediate resignation, including Terry McAuliffe three minutes after a press release came out," Fairfax said Tuesday night.
"He treated me like George Floyd, he treated me like Emmett Till, no due process, immediately assumed my guilt," he asserted.
George Floyd died in police custody in late May after then-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was seen on video kneeling on Floyd's neck. Chauvin is currently on trial for murder and manslaughter charges in connection with Floyd's death.
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