This Week in Politics


Monday, Feb. 4

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam showed no signs of resigning over his racist university yearbook photo.

President Trump announces his nominee for the secretary of the interior, David Bernhardt, a former oil lobbyist.

The federal public defender’s office files lawsuit against the federal jail in Brooklyn, calling the conditions the inmates are faced with a “humanitarian crisis.”

Tuesday, Feb. 5

President Trump delivers his second State of the Union address.

Female elected official, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, don white for the State of the Union in support of the Equal Rights Amendment and in protest to President Trump.

President Trump’s Inaugural Committee is ordered to hand over documents to federal investigators.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Stacey Abrams calls for ballot fairness in Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union address.

Former President of Costa Rica is accused of sexual assault.

President Trump announces he is to meet with Kim Jong-un in Vietnam.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Vanessa Tyson accuses Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault.

Mark Herring, Virginia’s attorney general, admits he also wore blackface.

British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to Brussels for Brexit talks.

Friday, Feb. 8

A second woman comes forward, accusing Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of rape.

Virginia Del. Patrick Hope states he will introduce articles of impeachment for Fairfax on Monday, Feb. 11.