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PoliticsVirginia Republicans invite Fairfax's accusers to testify

20:16  22 february  2019
20:16  22 february  2019 Source:   msn.com

The Political Ascent of Justin Fairfax, and the Disturbing Allegations That Might End It

The Political Ascent of Justin Fairfax, and the Disturbing Allegations That Might End It RICHMOND, Va. — One afternoon in the early 1990s, a middle-schooler showed up at Frank E. Emory Jr.’s law office in Charlotte, sent there by an aunt who knew Mr. Emory from church. The child, in town visiting relatives, wanted to hear about the law. He had plans. “He said, ‘I’m going to run for office,’” Mr. Emory recalled. “‘I am going to be a leader. I believe that I have something to offer.’” Ever since that meeting, Justin Fairfax has been carrying out his plan, steadily and doggedly, becoming lieutenant governor of Virginia by age 38. It had been a starry run — Duke University, presidental campaigns, Columbia Law School, a United States attorney’s office. Then, days ago, Mr.

Virginia House Republicans have announced plans to hold a public hearing where Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and the two women who have recently accused him of sexual assault can testify , a move that will likely inflame a partisan battle over the General Assembly’ s role in investigating the allegations.

Facing allegations of sexual assault, Virginia ' s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is experiencing some of the fallout as the Commonwealth continues to be involved in controversy. Veuer' s Justin Kircher has more. Buzz60.

Virginia Republicans invite Fairfax's accusers to testify © The Associated Press Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has denied sexual assault allegations against him.

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia House Republicans have announced plans to hold a meeting where Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and the two women who have accused him of sexual assault can testify.

Republican Del. Rob Bell said Friday that the House Courts of Justice Committee plans to invite Vanessa Tyson, Meredith Watson and Fairfax for a "chance to be heard" at an unnamed future hearing date.

The two women have recently come forward with allegations that Fairfax, a Democrat, sexually assaulted them years ago. Both women have criticized the General Assembly's handling of their allegations.

Fairfax has denied both accusations and said the matters should be investigated by law enforcement authorities.

Friday's announcement is likely to set off a fierce partisan brawl, as Democrats have strongly resisted calls for the General Assembly to investigate.

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