Friday, February 08, 2019
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia lawmaker says he plans to file papers to begin impeachment proceedings against his state's lieutenant governor, who faces sexual assault allegations from two women.
Del. Patrick Hope tweeted Friday that he would introduce articles of impeachment for Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax on Monday "if he has not resigned before then." Hope is an Arlington County Democrat who has served since 2010. A second woman has come forward Friday to accuse Fairfax, a Democrat, of sexual assault. She said in a statement that the attack took place when she and Fairfax were students at Duke University.
Earlier this week, California college professor Vanessa Tyson accused Fairfax of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2004 during the Democratic National Convention. Fairfax called the allegation a political smear.
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