Yet another Virginia Democrat has admitted he wore blackface while an undergraduate at the University of Virginia.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring made the admission in a statement on Wednesday, saying he dressed like rapper Kurtis Blow for a party.
“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,” Herring said in a statement.
The news comes just days after Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was busted for a KKK and blackface photo in his old med school yearbook. He later claimed he didn’t think it was him in the photo, but admitted he had worn blackface previously.
In what was perceived as blatant bias, the New York Times reported that Herring simply wore “dark makeup.”
“Virginia Attorney General Says He Also Dressed in Dark Makeup,” the NY Times headline originally read.
After some harsh online backlash, the liberal outlet changed its headline to use the accurate term “blackface.”
“That I have contributed to the pain Virginians have felt this week is the greatest shame I have ever felt," Herring added.
He didn't, however, say whether he would resign.
Making the crisis even worse for Democrats in Virginia, a third Democrat, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has also been accused of sexual assault. He reportedly said "f*** that b***h" during a private meeting in which he attempted to discredit his accuser.
None of the Democrats have said that they plan to resign despite the deepening scandal.