Already embroiled in a scandal involving allegations of sexual assault, another woman has now accused Justin Fairfax of rape, alleging the Virginia lieutenant governor assaulted her during their college years.
Wait! A fourth Virginia Democrat is caught up in the scandal? 🤦🏻♀️ A new report suggests that Democrat Rep. Bobby Scott knew about the #MeToo allegations against Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, since 2017, but didn’t push for an investigation.
Ralph Northam has reportedly told his staff he wont resign as Virginia governor over the current blackface scandal:
Fairfax faces impeachment and Northam told King he believes it took courage for the women to come forward with their stories, calling the accusations “very, very serious.”
Vanessa Tyson says she suppressed the memory of an alleged sexual assault for years but came forward in part because of the possibility that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax could succeed a scandal-mired governor. Fairfax says the encounter was consensual.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam once again dismissed calls for him to resign over photos of him in blackface but said if the sexual assault allegations against Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax prove to be true, he will have to step down.
The resolution reads: "now, therefore, be it RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That proceedings for the impeachment of Lieutenant Governor Justin E. Fairfax shall be initiated."
Virginia delegate Patrick Hope has outlined his plans to offer up articles of impeachment against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.
Virginias Democratic attorney general, who would become governor if Ralph Northam steps down in a blackface scandal and Justin Fairfax does not take the job because of a sexual assault allegation, says he wore blackface too, in 1980.
The resolution also directs the House Committee for Courts of Justice to hold hearings "to inquire into the allegations made against" Fairfax, and whether his alleged actions against the two women "constitute conduct sufficient to provide grounds for impeachment pursuant to Article IV, Section 17 of the Constitution of Virginia."
Virginia Democrats this week: •1st in power Ralph Northam admits he wore blackface & posed with someone in a KKK robe •2nd in power Justin Fairfax has a #MeToo scandal •3rd in power Mark Herring admits he wore blackface •Kathy Tran pushes bill to murder kids at full term.
When Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh, Dems and feminist groups rushed to support her and condemn him, and #believesurvivors was born. Vanessa Tyson is not getting the same treatment, and @zerlinamaxwell smells hypocrisy. My story for the Daily Beast:
Bernie Sanders Caught PRETENDING to be on His Phone to Dodge Questions About Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax Sexual Assault Scandal (VIDEO) via @gatewaypundit
While Northam said he won’t resign in the wake of the scandal, if a scandal plaguing another person in Virginia’s government proves to be true, he said Fairfax will have to resign.
The scandal deepens.
Sadly, a week ago I wrote in @thenation that the silver lining of Ralph Northams blackface scandal was that Justin Fairfax would become governor if Northam resigned. So many black voters worked so hard to elect Fairfax. It breaks my heart, but he clearly has to resign.
Va. Governor Northam got exposed for dangerous vile racist behavior..... And suddenly sexual misconduct allegations was made against the Black Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax.... Do you think the Fairfax scandal is being used to deflect from Northam’s racism scandal ?
In an email to his House Democratic colleagues, Hope says he plans to file a resolution first thing Monday morning that lists the reasons he believes that Fairfax's conduct warrants removal from office.
A copy of the resolution, obtained by CNN, reads, "the House of Delegates believes all allegations of sexual assault must be taken with the utmost seriousness," and describes the allegations made by the two women as "credible in nature."