Chuck Todd Cautions Against Running Fairfax Out of Office Without an Investigation, But Called On Brett Kavanaugh to Resign Before Hearing
Over the weekend, the chaos gripping Virginia politics evolved yet again with a second sexual assault allegation against Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax. With Virginia’s top three officeholders (all of whom were Democrats) facing calls for their resignations, NBC moderator Chuck Todd took to Sunday Today to caution against running Fairfax out of office before an investigation could be conducted. Yet, with Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Todd was telling him to pack it up before the hearing.
Todd’s Sunday advice came after he noted that a Washington Post poll out that morning found that Virginians were “split right down the middle, 47-47” in regards to Governor Ralph Northam resigning for his blackface scandal.
“It adds more pressure, I think, to the Lieutenant Governor. But even there I think you got to give -- you got to have an investigation,” he declared. “I mean you cannot -- I think at the end of the day if he's chase out of office without an investigation, that is not going to sit well with a bunch of folks either.”
Seemingly in agreement, host Willie Geist pointed out how “
o many Democrats are not waiting for an investigation, including presidential candidates who said Fairfax has to resign.”
The hypocrisy was strong with Todd. Just looking back to the fall of 2018 and the outlandish sexual misconduct allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, that NBC help to spread, Todd was eager to get rid of Kavanaugh’s nomination before the Senate even held a hearing.
Describing the upcoming hearing as a “tinder box” and “four sticks of dynamite wrapped in radioactive material”, Todd was looking for Kavanaugh to reject the nomination:
I think nothing would surprise me, including him, by the end of the week, if Judge Kavanaugh decides he doesn’t want to go through this, it isn’t worth it, he doesn’t want to – maybe he can win but he doesn’t want an asterisk – I mean, it wouldn’t surprise me if he chose to withdraw and chose to back down.