RICHMOND, Va. — The political tumult in Virginia widened Thursday as the State Senate’s top Republican faced an onslaught of questions about racist photographs and slurs in a college yearbook that he helped oversee, transforming the Capitol’s nearly week-old crisis into a bipartisan reckoning over personal conduct.
The senator, Thomas K. Norment Jr., who is the majority leader, was the managing editor of the 1968 Virginia Military Institute yearbook, which included slurs and images of students in blackface. Mr. Norment called the use of blackface “abhorrent” while pointing out that he did not take or appear in any of the photographs.
He said he was not surprised that “those wanting to engulf Republican leaders” in the controversies that have rocked Virginia Democrats “would highlight the yearbook from my graduation a half-century ago.”
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As Mr. Norment sought to defuse the fresh controversy, Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax, a Democrat, faced mounting calls from leading members of his party for an investigation into a woman’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her in 2004. Several high-profile Democrats, including some 2020 presidential candidates and members of Virginia’s congressional delegation, said they thought the woman’s account was credible.
The spiraling developments left Virginia bracing for a sustained stretch of upheaval as fears about the behavior of leading government officials showed little sign of abating. Yet there were also increasing signs that the besieged officials, including Gov. Ralph Northam, who on Saturday admitted to using blackface in 1984, and Attorney General Mark R. Herring, who made a similar acknowledgment on Wednesday, would remain in their posts.
On Thursday night, the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, which had not spoken collectively about the allegation against Mr. Fairfax or the blackface admission by Mr. Herring, issued a statement that may help the attorney general salvage his job. The black lawmakers praised Mr. Herring’s “candor” but said “we await further action on his part to reassure the citizens of the Commonwealth of his fitness for leadership.”
Regarding Mr. Fairfax, they called the charges against him “troubling,” but said that he deserved due process and that they would monitor the matter closely “and act accordingly.”
Mr. Northam, who has been out of public view since Sunday, called Mr. Fairfax and Mr. Herring on Thursday. It was the first conversation between the governor and the lieutenant governor since Saturday, and a Democrat familiar with the call said the two embattled state officials said they were praying for each other.
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Mr. Fairfax appeared to be in the gravest political peril, in part because he is the only official to have been accused of a possible crime. He has not been charged and has strenuously denied wrongdoing, but support for Mr. Fairfax, who just last week appeared poised for an imminent ascendance to the governor’s office, was tenuous.
Virginia’s congressional Democrats met privately for about 40 minutes in Senator Tim Kaine’s office Thursday, and an official directly familiar with the discussion said Mr. Fairfax’s standing with the delegation is “deteriorating.”
Some of the Democratic women newly elected to the House expressed anger at the way Mr. Fairfax has handled the claims leveled against him by Vanessa C. Tyson, a college professor from California, and particularly reports that he used profanity in a private meeting with State Senate Democrats to describe her claims. (Mr. Fairfax denies he referred to Dr. Tyson with an expletive.)
But some of the African-American members of the delegation complained that Mr. Fairfax was being held to an unfair standard because of racial stereotypes about angry black men.
Shortly before 8 p.m., Virginia’s entire Democratic congressional delegation released a statement that was similar to that from the legislative black caucus.
Mr. Herring “must stand ready to answer questions from the public if he is to regain their trust,” the lawmakers said.
They added that they were “deeply disturbed” by the claims against Mr. Fairfax. “We believe these allegations need to be taken very seriously, and we respect the right of women to come forward and be heard,” they said.
The party’s presidential candidates, treading cautiously at the intersection of race and gender, are not going that far, instead publicly calling for an investigation and privately hoping more facts will emerge to lend clarity to the episode.
“I thought her story was deeply disturbing and credible so there must be an investigation,” Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, a 2020 candidate who was one of the first major Democrats to call for the ouster of former Senator Al Franken, said on a Crooked Media podcast Wednesday night.
Senator Kamala Harris of California, another presidential hopeful, called Dr. Tyson’s claims “credible” and said there should be an inquiry.
In a two-and-a-half-page statement on Wednesday, Dr. Tyson provided an exhaustive account of her encounter with Mr. Fairfax in 2004, saying that he had forced her to perform oral sex on him.
“I never gave any form of consent,” Dr. Tyson said.
Mr. Fairfax has suggested that Dr. Tyson had misrepresented what occurred but called for her to “be treated with respect.” On Thursday, the lieutenant governor, who has regularly stopped to speak with reporters in recent days, rushed through the State Capitol. Ignoring questions about Dr. Tyson, he said only that he was headed to a Senate session and that he had spoken with Mr. Northam.
It was only hours later that a new prong of the state’s scandal rattled the Capitol, after The Virginian-Pilot reported that Mr. Norment, a state senator since 1992, had served as the managing editor of a V.M.I. yearbook that showed racist imagery. Pages from the book that were viewed by The New York Times showed students in blackface and included slurs against African-Americans, Asians and Jews.
Mr. Norment sought to put distance between his role with the yearbook and the pictures that appeared in it.
“As one of seven working on a 359-page yearbook, I cannot endorse or associate myself with every photo, entry or word on each page,” Mr. Norment said.
The disclosures about Mr. Norment marked the second time in about a day — and the third time since Friday — that a powerful state official faced scrutiny about the use of blackface. But in Richmond and Washington, Mr. Herring was being credited for how he navigated his own past mistake, even though he failed to mention his history when he called for Mr. Northam’s resignation last week.
Speaking to reporters Thursday, Mr. Kaine praised Mr. Herring for his contrition and his candor with black legislators, to whom he first revealed his use of blackface.
“He reached out to each of us individually, very apologetic, he is in dialogue with the legislative black caucus and African-American leadership in the state and they have been impressed with his sincerity while they’ve been very disappointed with what happened,” Mr. Kaine said.
Republicans, however, were suspicious that the forbearance being offered Mr. Herring also owed to a political calculation: The Republican-controlled Legislature would be able to appoint the attorney general’s successor were he to resign while the General Assembly is in session.
For their part, beleaguered Democrats in Richmond largely avoided questions about the fate of their executive branch as they ducked in and out of a Capitol that is now filled with state and national television crews.
Rising on the floor of the House of Delegates, Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn, the minority leader, acknowledged that “the past few days have been incredibly difficult and painful for us personally and for the Commonwealth of Virginia” but did not address any of the transgressions.
The torrent of missteps has left officials who so far are untainted answering questions about whether they have misconduct in their past that has not yet been disclosed.
“I have never been in blackface, unequivocal,” Kirk Cox, the Republican speaker of the House of Delegates, said not long before Mr. Norment’s yearbook became the latest subject of statehouse controversy.
Even as calls for his resignation have become more muted, Mr. Northam faced renewed public pressure on Thursday from the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights leader who appeared at Virginia Union University, a historically black college, for a hastily arranged discussion.
“If you sin, you must repent for the sin,” said Mr. Sharpton, who wants Mr. Northam and Mr. Herring to resign.
Mr. Northam, who remained out of sight again on Thursday, has been urgently trying to repair his frayed ties with African-American supporters who had been crucial allies on the campaign trail and in the Capitol. He has hired a Washington-based communications firm led by African-Americans, and this week he invited two leaders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to the Executive Mansion.
“He actually called me, and said he’d just like to talk to me,” Charles Steele, the group’s president, recounted in an interview on Thursday. The discussion that came of that invitation, Mr. Steele said, was “professional and polite,” and Mr. Steele hoped that the governor would enter into a longer process of reconciliation.
“The governor still has to make a decision,” said Mr. Steele, who had previously urged Mr. Northam to resign. “I’m offering him the opportunity of a reconciliation.”B:
安阳五中特长生无线电试题知识点“【主】【人】，【阵】【法】【已】【经】【布】【设】【完】【毕】。【这】【阵】【法】【主】【困】【人】，【那】【老】【家】【伙】【就】【算】【修】【为】【比】【我】【们】【高】，【也】【无】【法】【在】【短】【时】【间】【逃】【出】。”【苏】【明】【向】【着】【刘】【凯】【禀】【报】【道】。 【刘】【凯】【点】【头】，【吩】【咐】【两】【人】【分】【左】【右】【站】【住】【位】【置】。【刘】【凯】【随】【后】【凝】【聚】【分】【身】，【四】【道】【身】【影】【一】【齐】【走】【出】，【向】【着】【大】【山】【后】【方】【包】【围】【此】【山】。 【看】【着】【分】【身】【离】【去】，【刘】【凯】【却】【是】【微】【微】【皱】【眉】：“【修】【为】【竟】【然】【跌】【落】【了】。” 【分】【身】【之】【法】，
【许】【莱】【一】【听】【这】【话】，【赶】【紧】【担】【心】【的】【问】【道】：“【海】【龙】【神】【大】【人】，【难】【道】【以】【前】【签】【订】【的】【旧】【宠】【物】【契】【约】【对】【这】【次】【的】【契】【约】【签】【订】【有】【影】【响】” “【暂】【时】【倒】【是】【没】【有】【影】【响】。【不】【过】，【长】【久】【下】【去】，【对】【你】【实】【力】【的】【提】【升】【会】【有】【很】【大】【影】【响】。【尤】【其】【是】【你】【手】【腕】【上】【的】【这】【只】【小】【蝙】【蝠】，【那】【是】【直】【接】【在】【吞】【吃】【你】【的】【真】【元】【力】【精】【华】【啊】” 【听】【了】【海】【龙】【神】【的】【话】，【许】【莱】【赶】【紧】【谦】【虚】【的】【请】【教】【道】：“【不】【知】【龙】【神】【大】
【打】【从】【清】【风】【苑】【回】【来】【已】【经】【一】【连】【好】【几】【天】，【祁】【子】【燚】【请】【便】【了】【帝】【都】【最】【好】【的】【大】【夫】，【南】【瑜】【依】【旧】【昏】【迷】【不】【醒】，【南】【璟】【也】【没】【日】【没】【夜】【地】【守】【候】【在】【南】【瑜】【的】【身】【边】，【整】【个】【人】【疲】【惫】【不】【堪】。 【是】【日】【夜】，【外】【面】【响】【起】【蝉】【鸣】，【长】【风】【直】【灌】【入】【屋】【内】，【南】【璟】【起】【身】，【向】【外】【走】【去】，【刚】【踏】【出】【房】【门】，【祁】【子】【燚】【迎】【面】【走】【进】【来】。 “【这】【么】【晚】【了】，【你】【要】【去】【哪】？” 【南】【璟】【抬】【头】，【疲】【惫】【的】【面】【容】【实】【在】
【一】【回】【到】【江】【北】【市】，【易】【墨】【琛】【便】【联】【系】【了】【助】【理】【将】【两】【个】【孩】【子】【带】【回】【了】【水】【月】【湾】。 【而】【他】【则】【陪】【着】【锦】【瑟】【赶】【往】B【市】【人】【民】【医】【院】。 【夫】【妻】【俩】【来】【的】【时】【候】，【云】【守】【城】【已】【经】【转】【到】【了】【普】【通】【病】【房】，【而】【云】【母】【魏】【丹】【青】【则】【坐】【在】【病】【床】【前】，【陪】【着】【他】。 【一】【看】【到】【女】【儿】【女】【婿】【到】【来】，【魏】【丹】【青】【赶】【紧】【起】【身】【迎】【去】。 【锦】【瑟】【赶】【紧】【跑】【上】【前】，【将】【魏】【丹】【青】【扶】【着】【坐】【下】。 “【爸】【爸】，【您】【好】【些】【了】安阳五中特长生无线电试题知识点【她】【脸】【上】【的】【每】【一】【个】【表】【情】，【他】【都】【已】【经】【深】【深】【刻】【在】【了】【脑】【海】【里】。 【简】【简】【单】【单】【的】【一】【看】【就】【知】【道】，【刚】【刚】【温】【沐】【暖】【在】【提】【起】【他】‘【脚】【踏】【两】【只】【船】’【的】【时】【候】，【是】【个】【怎】【样】【的】【情】【绪】。 【言】【夜】【寒】【的】【心】【情】【瞬】【间】【好】【了】【起】【来】。 …… “【三】【爷】，【你】【交】【给】【我】【办】【的】【事】，【我】【已】【经】【给】【你】【办】【好】【了】，【只】【不】【过】【我】【们】【这】【样】【做】【会】【不】【会】【不】【厚】【道】？” “【我】【的】【身】【边】【不】【需】【要】【畏】【手】【畏】【脚】【的】
“【不】【需】【要】【你】【说】【什】【么】，【我】【会】【说】【得】【很】【明】【白】，【很】【清】【楚】【给】【你】【听】。” 【南】【墙】【有】【点】【怒】【气】【的】【说】【完】【了】【这】【一】【句】【话】，【就】【给】【他】【说】【了】【下】【去】。 “【我】【爸】【爸】【还】【有】【苏】【比】【利】，【当】【时】【收】【济】【了】【你】【爸】【爸】【妈】【妈】，【当】【时】【我】【爸】【爸】【还】【有】【苏】【比】【利】，【都】【受】【到】【了】【别】【人】【的】【侵】【害】。【而】【关】【注】【过】【的】【人】【都】【在】【拼】【命】【的】【在】【帮】【助】【他】【们】，【包】【括】【你】【爸】【爸】【妈】【妈】。【也】【就】【因】【为】【那】【一】【场】【伤】【害】，【全】【部】【人】【员】【都】【死】【在】【了】
【顾】【朝】【阳】【猜】【测】【妈】【买】【这】【块】【布】【肯】【定】【不】【容】【易】，【花】【费】【肯】【定】【不】【小】，【她】【还】【有】【弟】【弟】【的】【要】【养】，【跟】【叔】【叔】【两】【个】【都】【是】【工】【人】，【日】【子】【过】【的】【也】【就】【比】【旁】【人】【稍】【稍】【轻】【松】【一】【点】，【能】【买】【到】【这】【么】【大】【块】【红】【布】，【光】【布】【票】【就】【得】【攒】【好】【长】【时】【间】。 【其】【实】【他】【的】【猜】【测】【完】【全】【正】【确】，【从】【去】【年】【听】【说】【儿】【子】【有】【对】【象】【了】，【顾】【母】【就】【在】【准】【备】【了】。 【接】【受】【了】【布】【料】，【钱】【顾】【朝】【阳】【便】【不】【打】【算】【接】【受】【了】，“【妈】，【布】【我】
【吃】【完】【了】【东】【西】【他】【又】【运】【动】【一】【下】，【拿】【了】【不】【少】【的】【肉】【装】【进】【背】【包】【里】，【很】【快】【来】【到】【悬】【崖】【边】【下】，【观】【众】【朋】【友】【们】【很】【好】【奇】【他】【到】【底】【要】【干】【什】【么】，【德】【哥】【你】【是】【来】【散】【步】【的】【还】【是】【看】【风】【景】【啊】，【站】【在】【哪】【里】【干】【什】【么】？ 【说】【道】，“【各】【位】【朋】【友】【们】，【大】【家】【也】【看】【到】【了】【这】【边】【的】【悬】【崖】，【我】【将】【会】【从】【这】【里】【爬】【下】【去】。” 【镜】【头】【拍】【了】【下】【去】，【那】【下】【面】【有】【白】【雾】【迷】【住】【了】【他】【们】【的】【双】【眼】，【根】【本】【看】【不】【到】【有】