Posts Tagged Justin Fairfax
Fairfax Seeks Investigation of Assault Allegations
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on April 3, 2019
Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is asking law enforcement to investigate claims he sexually assaulted two women. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Fairfax again said the allegations are untrue. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Meanwhile, Republicans in the statehouse are pushing for a public legislative hearing as a means to determine the truth.
Delegate Todd Gilbert suggests a lie detector test is meaningless.
Democrats say a bipartisan hearing would merely be political spectacle. Their lack of support leaves the possibility in limbo.
‘I Was So Ashamed’ Fairfax Accuser Describes Alleged Assault
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on April 1, 2019
Two women accusing Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault are now going public, giving their first television interviews since coming forward in February. Fairfax continues to deny the accusations, saying the encounters were consensual. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
What Should State Lawmakers Do About Fairfax Allegations?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 20, 2019
Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is denying the allegations of two women who accuse him of sexual assault. So what comes next? Michael Pope reports.
Fairfax Impeachment Talk On Hold… For Now
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 11, 2019
Embattled Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is back at work this week, presiding over the Senate and resisting calls for his resignation. Michael Pope has details.
Virginia AG says he Wore Blackface at College Party
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 6, 2019
The political crisis in Virginia escalated dramatically Wednesday when another top Democrat — Attorney General Mark Herring — admitted putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was in college. Michael Pope has more reaction.
On Busiest Day of the Year, General Assembly Feeling Effects of Northam Controversy
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 5, 2019
The General Assembly is in a state of limbo. Lawmakers are trying to get work done on the busiest day of the year while people are wondering when — or if — the governor will resign. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.
2012 Ultrasound Bill Still A Factor In Lieutenant Governor’s Race
On the campaign trail, issues surrounding women’s health are becoming one of the hottest points of debate between statewide candidates. Michael Pope has details.
Lieutenant Governor Candidates Clash Over Guns, Trump
The recent shooting in Las Vegas is creating a new flashpoint in the final few weeks Election 2017: guns. Michael Pope reports.
Donald Trump is not on the ballot this year in Virginia, but his Presidency was an issue Thursday night.
Fairfax attacked Jill Vogel for her support of Trump. “She supported him in the election. She voted for him. She tweeted on the night that he won that he’s going to make America great again, and that’s what she believes,” Fairfax argued. “Well I don’t think he’s making America great again. I think what he and his appointees are doing are unraveling so much of the protections and so much of the progress that we have made as a country.”
Vogel did not try to distance herself from Trump. “So I am unapologetic about wanting to make Virginia great again, about wanting to make America great again, about being Republican. But I’m also unapologetic about the fact that in ten years in the Senate of Virginia, I have never been afraid to break with my party,” Vogel responded.
Polls show Trump is unpopular in Virginia, which is the only southern state he did not win last year.