Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) defended her decision to call on former colleague Al Franken to resign in 2017, saying in a new interview the decision helped Democrats win the 2018 midterms.
Two staffers for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax resigned in the midst of a series of scandals afflicting the state’s political leaders, including two accusations of sexual assault against Fairfax himself.
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) has called on Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D.) to resign after another woman accused Fairfax of sexual misconduct, releasing a statement through attorneys on Friday.
Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax remains under fire after Stanford professor Vanessa Tyson accused him of sexually assaulting her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. As I laid out Tuesday, his response to the allegation has been bizarre and erratic, including lying about his accuser’s story being debunked, threatening to sue the Washington Post when they reported otherwise, and accusing the whole thing of being a plot hatched by fellow Democrats. Since then, it’s also been reported that he privately said of his accuser “Fuck that bitch.”
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) called Vanessa Tyson’s accusation of sexual assault against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D.) “deeply disturbing and credible” in a new interview, but she stopped short of calling for his immediate resignation.
Rep. Bobby Scott (D., Va.) was made aware of the sexual assault allegation against now-Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D., Va.) in 2017, more than a year before the accuser went public.
Vanessa Tyson, Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s accuser in a sexual assault claim from 15 years ago, has come forward with a statement outlining the details of how she says Fairfax forced her to perform non-consensual oral sex on him.
Virginia’s embattled lieutenant governor offered another statement Wednesday in an effort to defend himself against an accusation he sexually assaulted a woman in 2004.