Spanberger reacts to scandal in Richmond

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- A new member of the U.S. House from Virginia is weighing in on the ongoing scandals involving the Commonwealth's top elected officials in Richmond.

Seventh District Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger says she's been watching the twists and turns that have happened since the story first broke two weeks ago.

“We as members of the community in Virginia should have leadership that we can put our faith in, should have leadership we can trust,” she said. And I think what we've seen in the last couple of weeks has been a real challenge to people to be able to put their faith behind the leaders of the Commonwealth.”

Spanberger went to say that while there are challenges in Richmond, she wants the people of Virginia to know that their representatives in Washington, D.C. are working to what was promised to Virginians who elected them to office.

Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring have both admitted to wearing blackface in the 1980s after a photo on Northam's medical school yearbook page showed one person in blackface standing next to another dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe.

Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is facing allegations of sexual assault involving two women.

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