Coverage of Unite the Right 2, counterprotests in DC area Live
Sunday will mark the one-year anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Unite the Right 2” is set to be held Sunday evening near the White House. Follow reporters covering the event in the D.C. area.
Del. Jeff Bourne reads from Langston Hughes' poem Ballad of Harry Moore as part of black history month: "freedom never dies" Then "Let us all reflect on whether or not we can still hear Harry Moore's voice"
House Minority Leader Eileen Filler-Corn: Past few days have been difficult, but Virginians sent us here to do a job. House Democrats are here representing you and doing the work of governing. "We are here to fight, and we know who we're fighting for"
Va House Speaker Kirk Cox says "current controversies will be resolved in due course. In the meantime, we will continue our work" “We have weathered the storms of four centuries and will weather this one as well. We continue to pray for Virginia during this difficult time.”
.@drsfarnsworth on @WTOP : It's like watching three train wrecks at once. Also believes odds of Northam staying in office are rising as Gov buckles in to hang on; but could slow tailwinds for Va Dems in this fall's General Assembly elections wtop.com/virginia/2019/…
In Lt. Gov. Fairfax statement on allegations against him -- he emphasizes importance of listening to sexual assault allegations, but says this was totally consensual, had no idea anything made her uncomfortable. He also asks she be treated with respect, says will continue work
"honest conversations and discussions will make it clear whether I can or should continue to serve as attorney general, but no matter where we go from here, I will say that from the bottom of my heart, I am deeply, deeply sorry for the pain that I cause with this revelation."
Herring: "This was a onetime occurrence and I accept full responsibility for my conduct. That conduct clearly shows that, as a young man, I had a callous and inexcusable lack of awareness and insensitivity to the pain my behavior could inflict on others."
More from AG Herring: "I am sure we all have done things at one time or another in our lives that show poor judgment, and worse yet, have caused some level of pain to others. I have a glaring example from my past that I have thought about with deep regret in the many years since"