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RICHMOND, Va | The Latest: Fairfax accuser’s lawyer urges public hearing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on scandals involving Virginia’s Democratic leaders (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The lawyer representing one of the women who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault is urging state lawmakers not to delay a public hearing on the matter. Attorney Nancy Erika Smith released the statement … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | The Latest: Fairfax accuser’s lawyer urges public hearing

RICHMOND, Va | The Latest: Staff members resign after Fairfax allegations

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on scandals involving Virginia’s Democratic leaders (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has lost several staff members after two women accused him of sexual assault and much of the state’s political establishment called for him to resign. Two of his three state staffers resigned … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | The Latest: Staff members resign after Fairfax allegations

RICHMOND, Va | Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state’s second most powerful leader as they struggle to address revelations of past racist behavior and allegations of sexual assault roiling its highest levels of office. At least one lawmaker said he will try to pursue impeachment of … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politics

RICHMOND, Va | Embattled Virginia governor: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

RICHMOND, Va.(AP) — Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam considered resigning amid a scandal that he once wore blackface, but the pediatric neurologist said Sunday that he’s “not going anywhere” because the state “needs someone that can heal” it. Northam made the comments on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” saying it’s been a difficult week since a racist … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | Embattled Virginia governor: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

RICHMOND, Va | The Latest: Accuser willing to testify to Virginia lawmakers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on fallout from scandals roiling Virginia’s top officials (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The attorney for a woman who accuses Virginia’s lieutenant governor of rape in 2000 says her client is willing to testify in front of the state legislature if an impeachment hearing takes place. Attorney Nancy Erika … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | The Latest: Accuser willing to testify to Virginia lawmakers

RICHMOND, Va | Virginia lieutenant governor wants accusations investigated

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s embattled lieutenant governor on Saturday called for authorities, including the FBI, to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him while defying widespread calls for his resignation with a plea for “space in this moment for due process.” Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax issued a statement repeating his strong denials that … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | Virginia lieutenant governor wants accusations investigated

RICHMOND, Va | The Latest: Virginia’s Fairfax again denies allegations

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on fallout from scandals roiling Virginia’s top officials (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is reaffirming his decision to not resign after two women came forward with accusations of sexual assault. Fairfax issued a statement Saturday again denying the allegations and saying his encounters with … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | The Latest: Virginia’s Fairfax again denies allegations

RICHMOND, Va | Scandals drive calls for top Virginia leadership to resign

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s state government seemed to come unglued Friday as an embattled Gov. Ralph Northam made it clear he won’t resign and the man in line to succeed him was hit with another sexual assault accusation and barraged with demands that he step down, too. Top Democrats, including a number of presidential … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | Scandals drive calls for top Virginia leadership to resign