Justin Fairfax

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has resigned his position at a McLean law firm, six months after he was placed on paid administrative leave following past sexual assault allegations.

In a statement, Fairfax said the firm, Morrison and Foerster, investigated the allegations and found "no hint of wrongdoing."

The firm, in another statement sent to the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Monday "confirmed that the investigation only related to Fairfax’s time there."

In February, two women came forward accusing Fairfax sexual assault. One allegation stemmed from Fairfax's college days at Duke University and the other the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Fairfax has consistently called the accusations unsubstantiated and false, claiming they were the result of "a vicious and and coordinated smear campaign" against him.

The Fairfax accusations are just one of several scandals to rock the top tier of Virginia's government earlier this year. First, a racist photo surfaced from Gov. Ralph Northam's 1984 medical college yearbook, following by the governor's admission that he once wore "blackface" when he dressed up as Michael Jackson for a dance contest that same year.

Next came the Fairfax sexual assaults allegations, followed by Attorney General Mark Herring admitting that he, too, donned black face at a party in 1980.

 

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Rebel

Good to be a Democrat

It’s GREAT to be a Democrat in Northern Virginia, especially in Prince William County.

411Catharpin

If he were a member of the GOP he would have been tried without evidence. protested beyond reason, lied about and forced out of office. The Socialist Dems have no shame and appear to be above the law. All of VA better get used to NOVA, Richmond and Hampton areas controlling the entire state since they have the numbers not the vision.

Allen Muchnick

That's nonsense. If anything, Justin Fairfax will face far greater consequences because he is a Democratic elected official. For starters, it's highly unlikely that Justin Fairfax will ever become a future Democratic nominee for any elected office. After his current term, if he does manage to complete its remaining 2.5 years, Fairfax will never become an elected official again. Meanwhile, Donald J. Trump, who has almost certainly committed many more sexual assaults than Fairfax, was elected President of the United States in 2016 and is still serving in office, and serial-rapist Brett Kavanaugh, who also repeatedly lied to Congress, has a lifetime appointment as a U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Citizen52

What is truly nonsense is that Trump, Fairfax, and Kavanaugh only been tried only in the court of public opinion. You state opinion as fact. That is what is wrong with this country.

BigDawg

What's wrong with this county are Libtards like you who only "know the facts", and want to hear only your own opinions and others that parrot you. If anyone disagrees or sides otherwise, your snappy response is: "your parents should limit your computer time." It never ceases to amaze me how you socialists spead your garbage to any moron who will listen and chastize, condemn, or belittle all who disagree or dissent with your twisted opinions.

Allen Muchnick

All three have suffered NO criminal penalties AND remain in office.

BigDawg

And you should smoke more dope!

Citizen52

And your parents should limit your computer time.

Citizen52

Not a liberal or conservative; just someone who believes in the rule of law. None of these three men have received due process, so all three are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

toomanypeople

He's preparing to run for Governor. Believe it or not.

Bigfoot

Nice job democrats. You're leaving a potential rapist in the 2nd most powerful office in VA. Maybe he's innocent but the evidence calls for, no demands, an immediate investigation.

Allen Muchnick

Yet, just last Fall, the Republicans in the U.S. Senate rushed to confirm an accused serial rapist to a lifetime appointment as a U.S. Supreme Court justice. One difference is that Virginia voters had previously elected Justin Fairfax to his office Removing Fairfax from office (for alleged sexual assaults committed more than a decade ago) would reverse the result of a popular election. Justice Kavanaugh, on the other hand, was not elected to his position by the voters, yet the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate confirmed Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice on bare majority vote.

BigDawg

Another, above the law, POS.

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