You know the story. One woman accused him of sexual assault. Another accused him of rape. He has adamantly denied both allegations (he claims their sexual encounters were consensual) and has vowed to clear his name.
Liberals have been conflicted, because they kinda started the whole “women are to be believed NO MATTER WHAT” thing to nail Republicans, but Fairfax is a Democrat so…it’s complicated.
Some of them, however, are sticking to their guns. I guess he’s facing a mass exodus of staffers.
Four aides to Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax have resigned from their jobs, leaving Fairfax with a badly depleted staff as he tries to fight two allegations of sexual assault and resist pressure to resign.
Two of Fairfax’s three government staffers and two employees of his political action committee left their posts after a second sexual assault allegation emerged Friday.
The staff departures came as Fairfax returned to the Capitol Monday to preside over the Senate and face an impeachment threat that was expected to arise in the House of Delegates. However, it became clear Monday morning that impeachment proceedings were not widely supported, creating more uncertainty about how state officials will respond to two allegations of sexual assault against the lieutenant governor.
We’ll continue to see how this plays out…