Virginia lieutenant governor faces calls to resign amid sexual assault claims

Backlash mounts against Justin Fairfax as crisis among state’s Democratic leadership continues to deepen

The Democratic party of Virginia called for the state’s lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, to resign after two women accused him of sexual assault. Fairfax is one of the top three Democrats in Virginia, all of whom face potentially career-ending allegations of sexual misconduct or racism.

Susan Swecker, the party’s chairwoman, said Fairfax can’t serve effectively because of the allegations. The state party joins a long list of elected officials and Democratic presidential hopefuls who have called for Fairfax’s resignation.

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Source: theguardian