Virginia Williams: My Son Has Not Endorsed Fenty
Mayor Adrian Fenty got a little heckling today during the last of the 376 mayoral debates this season from former First Mom Virginia Williams.
Williams, an ardent supporter of Vincent Gray, called out a few times as Fenty was speaking during the noon debate at the The Dancing Crab Room at Tony and Joe's Seafood Place in Georgetown. Williams is upset that Fenty is saying Mayor Anthony Williams had endorsed his re-election bid.
Virginia Williams says her son is officially neutral in this race and doesn't like the fact that Fenty is saying otherwise. "I'm disturbed that this man continues to lie," she said. "I believe in facts and truth."
But the facts and truth in the case seem to lean towards Fenty's favor. This account from Nikita Stewart in the Post says Anthony Williams held a fundraiser for Fenty and indicated at a recent event in Columbia Heights that he supports the mayor.
Here's a video of Virginia Williams explaining the difference between "support" and "endorse," and dropping this nugget—that Fenty has called her son several times seeking an endorsement:
LL has a call into former Mayor Williams to get to the bottom of this and will update as necessary.