WASHINGTON – Democratic Senators on Capitol Hill refused to acknowledge the sexual assault allegations that have emerged against Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax, when asked by The Daily Caller News Foundation Tuesday.
Sen. Bernie Sanders will not say if he believes VA Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax’s accuser… pic.twitter.com/zU69QSzXGD— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) February 5, 2019
Less than an hour later, Sen. Sanders returned and pretended that he was on a phone call to avoid answering questions about Fairfax’s accuser.
Bernie is back and and this time he is taking fake phone calls to dodge questions about if he believes Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax’s accuser… WATCH THIS: pic.twitter.com/y6n83qPKit— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) February 5, 2019
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This comes after a majority of Democrats on Capitol Hill would not discuss state legislature bills allowing late-term abortions Thursday, one day after Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam defended the “Repeal Act,” a proposed bill that would remove restrictions on abortion in Virginia. The governor made controversial comments about late-term abortion.
“If a mother is in labor … the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable,” Northam said. “The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and mother.”
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin told The Daily Caller News Foundation when asked about Northam’s comments:
“I haven’t seen anything. I’ve been in retreats. Obviously I just got out of a meeting.”
“I’m literally mid-sentence talking to staff about the vote I have to take right now. Happy to talk to you soon,” Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons said to TheDCNF. “I’ve been in a caucus retreat for two days.”
Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy also said he did not hear the comments.
“I have no idea what he said. I have no idea what happened there. I do follow the governor of Vermont though, all the time,” Leahy told TheDCNF.