Letter: Ellie Lockwood, Ashburn

Editor: With all the political revelations this year in Richmond, it seemed that the commonwealth has been running on autopilot while the Democrats dealt with the number of scandals that emerged.

The governor and the attorney general both admitted to disrespectfully engaging in blackfaceantics in the past at the same time the governor, on a radio interview, publicly supported live-birth abortion (more correctly identified as infanticide).

In February, two eminently credible black Democrat women, Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson, accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of rape and sexual assault but weredenied by Minority Leader Eileen Filler-Corn the opportunity to confront him in Richmond. Her lack of leadership, especially in view of last year’s Democrat led focus on sexual harassment that produced the #BelieveAllWomen and #MeToo movement, smacks of hypocrisy.

If, as believed, Del. Filler-Corn becomes the new House speaker much more will be expected of her in addressing this travesty and ensuring these women, and their accusations, get the respect they deserve.

Can we except a different atmosphere in Richmond now going forward? With this week’s election, former Del. Joe Morrissey previously charged with sex with a minor, possession of and distributing child pornography, disbarred after his law license was twice suspended, arrested at least five times, and who now returns to the legislature as a senator. I would guess not. Pity.

Ellie Lockwood, Ashburn

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