That leaves many state Democrats in a quandary: Should they stick to the moral high ground and seek their resignations, or protect the party's power in a vital battleground state?
The saga now rocking Virginia is headline news, and people are taking to the streets to protest.
In Washington, Virginia's Democratic Senator Tim Kaine said he, too, would prefer to know more before reaching a conclusion.
Within the last six days, Virginia's Democratic leadership has begun collapsing on itself after three of its high-level members were caught up in scandal after scandal.
Fairfax has repeatedly disputed Tyson's account, saying while "no one makes charges of this kind lightly".
The governor initially said he was one of the two men, then denied it a day later. During a press conference Saturday, Northam insisted he was not in the yearbook photo but admitted he had once worn blackface. The graduation rate for the state improved slightly to 78.7 percentage points but was only 68 percent for African-American students.
Tyson said she issued the statement to counter Fairfax's attempts to discredit her after the accusation emerged in the media.
But he added: "This conduct is in no way reflective of the man I have become in the almost 40 years since".
But Fairfax, a fellow Democrat who would become the second black governor in the state's history and the youngest now serving governor in the country, soon faced allegations of his own: Vanessa Tyson, an associate professor at Scripps College and fellow at Stanford University, accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her when they were both attending the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, allegations he has denied. The delegation - consisting of the state's two US senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, and seven USA representatives - repeated its call for Northam to resign, and said the allegations against Fairfax "need to be taken very seriously", though it stopped short of demanding a formal investigation.
"Democrats have not learned the wrong lessons from Trump, and I'm glad about that".
Vanessa Tyson said Wednesday that Fairfax, a Democrat, sexually assaulted her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.
Tyson said she suffered "deep humiliation and shame" and stayed quiet about the allegations as she pursued her career, but by late 2017, as the #MeToo movement took shape and after she saw an article about Fairfax's campaign, she took her story to The Washington Post, which decided months later not to publish a story. Fairfax denied the allegation, and claimed that his encounter with the woman had been consensual.
In the event that Northam stepped down, Fairfax would succeed him.
The No. 2 in line to succeed the governor, Herring apologized for "a callous and inexcusable lack of awareness and insensitivity".
The prospect of all three stepping down has raised the improbable scenario of the Democrats suddenly losing the governorship to a Republican without an election. They moved close to capturing a majority in the state House of Delegates in 2017, and picked up three U.S. House of Representatives seats from Republicans a year ago.
The song is the second track from her new album " thank u, next " expected to be released February 8 before the awards show. However, Grande was then said to have pulled out altogether after producers insisted "the second song be of their choosing".
AMI has denied the charges of blackmail and said the company acted "lawfully," according to the statement provided to Fox News. According to Bezos , the media firm had promised not to publish "d*ck pics" of him if he agreed to certain conditions.
However, the AAIB said video footage captured by the ROV would provide "valuable evidence" for its safety investigation. The Welsh club have asked the Premier League to again wear commemorative shirts at Southampton on Saturday.
He did, however, admit to putting shoe polish on his face when he dressed up as Michael Jackson for a talent show in 1984. Apart from Watson's statement, there's additional corroboration, of sorts, of Tyson's assault claim against Fairfax.
The Belgium global , who is yet to sign a new deal with Chelsea , has less than a year remaining on his contract. The comments were made two months ago, but will be aired in a documentary on Wednesday.
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