Thursday, 14 February 2019

Virginia delegate walks back impeachment threat against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

A Virginia Democratic delegate who planned to introduce articles of impeachment against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax now isn't so sure.

On Friday, Del. Patrick Hope tweeted that he would begin impeachment proceedings against Fairfax, a Democrat, if he had not resigned by Monday. Fairfax faces allegations from two women on sexual assault and rape, both of which he denies.

But Hope, on Monday, after circulating a draft impeachment resolution among colleagues, said it's too early for such proceedings.

“I received an enormous amount of sincere and thoughtful feedback, which has led me to the conclusion that additional conversations need to take place before anything is filed,” Hope said in a statement.

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