Former Fox News and NBC anchor Megyn Kelly cannot avoid the spotlight.
Kelly is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Now this massive scandal involving Kelly took one unexpected turn for the worse.
Last fall, NBC fired Kelly after she said that in her youth it was common for people to dress up in blackface for Halloween.
“Back when I was a kid, that was okay just as long as you were dressing as a character,” Kelly declared during a segment where she was questioning social justice warriors that attacked certain Halloween costumes for “cultural appropriation.”
NBC immediately yanked Kelly off the air and soon fired her.
Their reaction – and how Kelly was treated – stands in stark contrast to how Democrats are dealing with the mushrooming scandal surrounding the racist part of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring.
Northam was crippled politically by a photo from his medical school yearbook surfacing showing one man dressed in blackface standing next to a man wearing Ku Klux Klan robes.
He faced calls to resign – including from Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring.
“It is no longer possible for Governor Northam to lead our Commonwealth and it is time for him to step down,” Herring declared.
“I have spoken with Lieutenant Governor Fairfax and assured him that, should he ascend to the governorship, he will have my complete support and commitment to ensuring his success and the success of our Commonwealth,” his statement continued.
But Herring had his own racist skeletons hanging in his closet.
The Democrat Attorney General later was forced to admit that in 1980 he was photographed wearing blackface.
“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,” Herring wrote in a statement released on social media. “This was a onetime occurrence and I accept full responsibility for my conduct.”
While Northam and Herring faced calls for their resignation, Democrats will not move to impeach them.
Nor will the party take any substantive action to push them out of office.
They will serve out their term which ends in 2020 and quietly slink back into private life.
Kelly was booted from NBC within days of her scandal.
That’s because she was seen as a conservative interloper from Fox News while at NBC.
Kelly had no allies at the network and her bosses were eager to throw her under the bus.
That is not how Democrats handle their own when they are caught up in one of these scandals.
Democrats go through the motions of condemning the racist actions, but they do not throw the offenders overboard.
In this case, it’s because in addition to Herring and Northam facing scandals involving racist conduct, Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax was confronted by a woman claiming he sexually assaulted her in 2004.
If one resigns they all have to resign and that would hand the governorship to Republican Speaker of the House Kirk Cox.
So for the Democrats, party power rules over principle.
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