Virginia Lawmakers Considering Impeachment for Fairfax - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Virginia Lawmakers Considering Impeachment for Fairfax

Posted: Updated:
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax speaks to the media, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (Photo: AP) Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax speaks to the media, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (Photo: AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia lawmakers are facing calls to attempt impeachment of the state's second most powerful leader as they struggle to address sexual assault allegations leveled against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.

The push comes as separate revelations of past racist behavior have upended the two other highest positions in state government.

Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring, both Democrats, have acknowledged they wore blackface in the 1980s. Northam said Sunday that he won't resign.

Democratic Del. Patrick Hope said he wants to introduce articles of impeachment Monday against Fairfax after two women recently accused the Democrat of sexual assault in the 2000s.

Fairfax has vehemently denied the claims and called for authorities, including the FBI, to investigate.

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Snow Hill Tenants Outraged After Apartment Managers Ban Pets

    Snow Hill Tenants Outraged After Apartment Managers Ban Pets

    Tenants at Pleasant Manor in Snow Hill are upset after new ownership at their apartment has recently banned all pets and raised rent. 

    WBOC was invited inside the building by tenants to see some of the issues they're facing, but property manager Tracey Holmes forced us off the property and called police. 

    More

    Tenants at Pleasant Manor in Snow Hill are upset after new ownership at their apartment has recently banned all pets and raised rent. 

    WBOC was invited inside the building by tenants to see some of the issues they're facing, but property manager Tracey Holmes forced us off the property and called police. 

    More
  • Police Conducting Death Investigation in Lincoln

    Police Conducting Death Investigation in Lincoln

    The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is conducting a death investigation after a man was found shot at a home in Lincoln on Wednesday evening. 

    More

    The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is conducting a death investigation after a man was found shot at a home in Lincoln on Wednesday evening. 

    More
  • Some Still Without Glasses As Accurate Optical Remains Closed

    Some Still Without Glasses As Accurate Optical Remains Closed

    Accurate Optical in Salisbury remains closed.

    Azar Filipov Real Estate Holdings says months of unpaid rent is to blame.

    And though Accurate Optical was evicted from the office space last week, many customers are left without answers.

    Some tell WBOC they ordered glasses just before the showdown and have yet to receive them, or be given clear vision on where to pick them up. 

    More

    Accurate Optical in Salisbury remains closed.

    Azar Filipov Real Estate Holdings says months of unpaid rent is to blame.

    And though Accurate Optical was evicted from the office space last week, many customers are left without answers.

    Some tell WBOC they ordered glasses just before the showdown and have yet to receive them, or be given clear vision on where to pick them up. 

    More
  • Virginia NewsVirginia NewsMore>>

  • Excitement Builds for 94th Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim

    Excitement Builds for 94th Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim

    Tuesday, July 23 2019 7:01 PM EDT2019-07-23 23:01:02 GMT
    Tuesday, July 23 2019 7:16 PM EDT2019-07-23 23:16:26 GMT
    Excitement is building as visitors are counting down to the 94th Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim.More
    Excitement is building as visitors are counting down to the 94th Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim. More
  • Northam Announces Extra Money For Census Outreach

    Northam Announces Extra Money For Census Outreach

    Tuesday, July 23 2019 5:45 PM EDT2019-07-23 21:45:35 GMT
    Tuesday, July 23 2019 5:45 PM EDT2019-07-23 21:45:35 GMT
    (Photo: AP)(Photo: AP)
    (Photo: AP)(Photo: AP)
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he's found $1.5 million in state money to spend on outreach efforts for the 2020 Census.More
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he's found $1.5 million in state money to spend on outreach efforts for the 2020 Census.More
  • Updated: Virginia School's Transgender Bathroom Ban is Back In Court

    Updated: Virginia School's Transgender Bathroom Ban is Back In Court

    Tuesday, July 23 2019 7:09 AM EDT2019-07-23 11:09:36 GMT
    Tuesday, July 23 2019 10:42 AM EDT2019-07-23 14:42:56 GMT
    A sign that leads to an "inclusive" bathroom, means to be used by all genders. (Photo: CBS News)A sign that leads to an "inclusive" bathroom, means to be used by all genders. (Photo: CBS News)
    A sign that leads to an "inclusive" bathroom, means to be used by all genders. (Photo: CBS News)A sign that leads to an "inclusive" bathroom, means to be used by all genders. (Photo: CBS News)
    Gavin Grimm, a young man who has become a national face for transgender student rights, returns to a Virginia courtroom Tuesday to challenge his former high school's bathroom policyMore
    Gavin Grimm, a young man who has become a national face for transgender student rights, returns to a Virginia courtroom Tuesday to challenge his former high school's bathroom policyMore
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices