Dems Call for Fairfax’s ‘Immediate’ Resignation After Second ‘Troubling’ Sexual Assault Allegation

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Democrats across the country are teaming up to call for the “immediate” resignation of Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax after a second woman accused him of sexual assault on Friday. Their calls come as top leaders in the state have come under pressure to resign over several controversies as of late.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is also in hot water after a photo in his medical school yearbook surfaced featuring one man wearing blackface and another in Ku Klux Klan robes. Many Democrats have since called for Northam to step down, but he’s currently vowing he’ll stay in office.

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The plot thickened on Friday when Fairfax was accused of raping a Duke University student in 2000. The allegation comes shortly after he was already accused of a 2004 sexual assault, as IJR News reported.

According to a statement obtained by The New York Times, the attorney of the second alleged victim claimed the attack was “premeditated and aggressive.”

Read the statement below:

Fairfax would be the next in line if Northam were to step down over the pressure he’s facing to resign. However, several Democrats are calling for Fairfax to resign as well over the “troubling” allegations:

The calls for both Northam and Fairfax to resign would leave Attorney General Mark Herring to fill the office, but he too came under fire this week after he admitted to darkening his face to impersonate a rapper at a 1980 party. He apologized for “a callous and inexcusable lack of awareness and insensitivity.”

It’s currently unclear whether any of the Democratic Virginia leaders will resign, but it doesn’t look like the pressure from fellow Democrats will be letting up anytime soon.

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WellHungChad
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Wow!! It’s not like he dressed up in black face (oh wait!! He IS in black face, or isn’t that enough) or called for infanticide or anything! You Democrats sure have messed up priorities!! I can’t figure out what y’all are about!!

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