NYTimes' Brooks on Virginia Turmoil: 'Maybe We Should Have Only Women Leading'
Friday on PBS’s “NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks sounded off on the turmoil in Virginia regarding the state’s top elected officials, focusing on Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D-VA) and Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA). Brooks suggested that perhaps maybe women should be leading the way in some cases. “Men turn out to be a problem,” Brooks said. “There’s a lot of male bad behavior. Maybe we should have only women leading our states. That might solve these problems. I think there are two different cases here. The Fairfax case, the Justin Fairfax case, is suddenly looking to be the much more serious of the two to me, that there’s multiple — two women making allegations, with some suggestion that there is contemporaneous evidence, that he assaulted them. And so that, to me, it turns out, is the most serious one to me. I would say he’s in the post peril. He might have done an actual crime. So, there, I think — I’m always very slow to call for resignations. It makes everybody feel good. But I really believe in investigating. And so somebody should be investigating that one.” “On the Northam case, you know, what he does —