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Virginia Democrats float impeachment against lieutenant governor


Added 02-11-19 04:04:01am EST - “Fairfax is one of three top Virginia Democrats embroiled in scandals, including the governor and attorney general. Virginia's embattled governor, Ralph Northam, insisted, in an interview to be aired on CBS Monday, that he would not…” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Virginia Democrats float impeachment against lieutenant governor”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A draft resolution calling for the impeachment of Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Democrat, has been circulating among Virginia Democrats over allegations of sexual assault, and might be introduced as soon as Monday.

Fairfax is one of three top Virginia Democrats embroiled in scandals, including the governor and attorney general. He denies the allegations brought by two women.

Virginia's embattled governor, Ralph Northam, insisted, in an interview to be aired on CBS Monday, that he would not resign over a racist yearbook photo from the 1980s that was recently made public.

But Northam said, in excerpts from the interview made available Sunday, that Fairfax would have to step aside if sexual assault allegations against him were found to be true. Northam told CBS it must have taken tremendous courage for the women to come forward.

"And if these accusations are determined to be true, I don't think he's going to have any other option but to resign," Northam said.

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