Former Virginia Governor Terry McCauliffe has began the latest public figure to call for the resignation of Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax.
Fairfax has now been accused by two women of sexual assault.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout after two top Virginia Democrats admitted wearing blackface and another was accused of sexual assault (all times local):
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia is calling on Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign after two women went public with allegations of sexual assault against Fairfax.
Kaine says his fellow Democrat cannot effectively serve and should step down. In issuing a statement Friday evening, Kaine broke from other party elders like Sen. Mark Warner and U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, who did not directly call for Fairfax’s resignation.
A second woman came forward Friday to accuse Fairfax, a Democrat, of sexual assault. She said the attack took place when she and Fairfax were students at Duke University.
Earlier this week, California college professor Vanessa Tyson accused Fairfax of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2004 in a Boston hotel room during the Democratic National Convention.
Fairfax has denied wrongdoing, called for investigations and said he won’t resign.
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