Democrats Call for Resignation, Impeachment of LG Fairfax
On Monday, I will be introducing articles of impeachment for Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax if he has not resigned before then.
— Patrick Hope (@HopeforVirginia) February 8, 2019
Among growing calls for resignation from the Democratic party and a new allegation from a second woman against Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax (D), Democratic Delegate Patrick Hope (47th HoD) has indicated he may seek impeachment of the LG.
In a tweet Friday evening, Hope said he will be introducing articles of impeachment against Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax on Monday unless he has resigned by that time.
— Rep. Abigail Spanberger (@RepSpanberger) February 8, 2019
Earlier Friday, a joint statement was released from Virginia Democratic Representatives Abigail Spanberger, Don Beyer, Jennifer Wexton, Elaine Luria, and Gerry Connolly calling for Fairfax to step down as Lieutenant Governor.
Others joined in the call for Fairfax to resign.
The allegations against Justin Fairfax are serious and credible. It is clear to me that he can no longer effectively serve the people of Virginia as Lieutenant Governor. I call for his immediate resignation.
— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) February 8, 2019
Given recent developments, I believe that it is best for the Commonwealth of Virginia if Justin Fairfax dealt with these accusations as a private citizen. He can no longer serve us as the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.
— Rep. Donald McEachin (@RepMcEachin) February 8, 2019
BREAKING: Virginia House Democrats call on Justin Fairfax to resign. pic.twitter.com/9W1OTGqua0
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) February 9, 2019
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-National Review: Tyson Told Five People of Fairfax Allegations before Going Public