The delegate back down on Justin Fairfax impeachment push

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Virginia delegates, threatened to introduce articles of impeachment against Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax in the midst of sexual assault allegations break has hit, said in a tweet that “further talks” necessary, before all, is what submitted.

Patrick hope, a fellow Democrat and a member of the Virginia house of delegates, announced on Friday that he intends to indictment against Fairfax to introduce, unless he resigned by Monday. These are the two women who say accused Fairfax attack, they would be ready to any statements by the prosecution and the court proceedings caused.


Hope tweeted on Monday morning that he decided to wait, after receiving the “sincere and thoughtful feedback” on a draft he sent to his fellow delegates.

“Yesterday, I sent the draft of the language of my colleague, the first step in a prosecution action in respect of the Lieutenant Governor,” hope tweeted. “It has a tremendous amount of sincere and thoughtful feedback, which has led to further discussions that take place must, before everything is submitted.”

The hope is that the tweet say with two more, he believed, the two women who accused Fairfax of sexual assault, but that “we owe it to all involved, especially the victims, to ensure that we are using every option in the General Assembly.”

Fairfax’s first Prosecutor, Vanessa C. Tyson, a professor at Scripps College in California, claims that Fairfax forced her to have oral sex on him in July 2004 at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. A lawyer for a woman accused of Fairfax sexual assault, Meredith Watson, said in a statement that Fairfax raped Watson in the year 2000, when they were students at Duke University, called the alleged attack “deliberately and aggressively.”


Fairfax has both denied the allegations and said on Friday they were part of a smear campaign against him, and he does not want to withdraw.

But the second allegation, which emerged late on Friday, a bipartisan wave of calls for him to resign. U.S. sen Tim Kaine, D-Va., wrote on Twitter that Fairfax “may no longer be effective to the Commonwealth.”

“We can’t always ignore or tolerate sexual assault,” wrote Kaine, who is the former U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton ‘ s running mate in the 2016 presidential elections.

A number of other top Virginia Democrats also have to stand up for Fairfax, including members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus.


“In light of the recent sexual assault allegations against Lieutenant Governor and Justin Fairfax, Virginia Legislative Black Caucus believes that it is the best for Lt. Governor of Fairfax, the group said to step down from his position,” in a statement.

In the midst of the Fairfax allegations, Virginia, has been engulfed by a series of races scandals Gov. Ralph Northam and attorney General Mark Herring, both Democrats, about their use of blackface, while in the school. Both men have signaled they have no intention of stepping down, despite calls for the resignation of a variety of Democrats with national profiles.

Fox News Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

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