Locals react to Virginia politics controversies

WISE, Va. (WYMT) – Several political scandals hit top Virginia politicians in recent weeks.

“I think it hurts the reputation of the Commonwealth,” said UVa-Wise Political Science Professor Eric Drummond Smith.

It started when a photo surfaced, allegedly showing governor Ralph Northam wearing black face

“I think this is nasty and unpleasant but I think it is part of the necessary growing pains to become a more enlightened society,” said Smith.

Attorney General Mark Herring faces backlash for wearing blackface.
Lieutenant Governor Justin…

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