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Why Doesn't Justin Fairfax Want The Virginia House And Senate To Hold Hearings On Allegations Against Him?

Jeff Katz
June 19, 2019 - 3:38 pm

Virginia House Republicans are pushing Democratic leadership to conduct hearings into the sexual assault allegations against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax during the special session on gun control that is scheduled for July. Democrats have responded by saying they have given multiple chances for a bipartisan effort.

Lawyers for Dr. Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson, the two women accusing Fairfax, have both called on hearings to be held in the General Assembly.

According to ABC 8News, several letters have been sent back and forth between Republican and Democratic leaders in the House volleying over hearings and Democrats' reported attempts to conduct conduct a "bipartisan hearing."

Lauren Burke, Lt. Gov. Fairfax's spokesperson, sent a statement to 8News regarding Republicans' push to conduct a hearing, in which she reiterated Fairfax's call for a criminal investigation into the allegations and questioned Republicans' motives.

To read the statement and the letters from lawmakers, click here.