Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has admitted to wearing blackface back at a college party back in 1980.
The news comes less than a week after the governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam was condemned after a yearbook photo resurfaced online, appearing to show him in either blackface or in a KKK robe and hood - Northam has since denied he was in the photograph.
In statement released on Wednesday, Herring said the following:
"In 1980, when I was a 19-year-old undergraduate in college, some friends suggested we attend a party dressed like rappers we listened to at the time, like Kurtis Blow, and perform a song. It sounds ridiculous even now writing it. But because of our ignorance and glib attitudes – and because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others – we dressed up and put on wigs and brown makeup.
"This was a onetime occurrence and I accept full responsibility for my conduct.”
The Democrat then Herring resigned as co-chairman of the Democratic Attorneys General Association and Northam has refused to step down from his position despite mounting pressure from both parties.
As if that weren't enough scandal for the state, the Lieutenant Governor, Justin Fairfax, has been accused of sexual misconduct.
The Washington Post published an article which stated that the "sexual encounter that began with consensual kissing and ended with a forced act that left her crying and shaken.”
Fairfax denies any wrongdoing and stated that "while this allegation has been both surprising and hurtful, I also recognize that no one makes charges of this kind lightly, and I take it and this situation very seriously.”
“At no time did she express to me any discomfort or concern about our interactions, neither during that encounter, nor during the months following it, when she stayed in touch with me, nor the past fifteen years. She in no way indicated that anything that had happened between us made her uncomfortable.
“These are unprecedented and difficult times. We have the opportunity to prove ourselves worthy of the challenge and come together. I look forward to continuing my work to unify the Commonwealth.”