Virginia official wants probe of abuse claims

Virginia official wants probe of abuse claims

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6:30 am, February 11, 2019

The Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s embattled lieutenant governor on Saturday called for authorities, including the FBI, to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him while defying widespread calls for his resignation with a plea for “space in this moment for due process.”

Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax issued a statement repeating his strong denials that he had ever sexually assaulted anyone and made clear he does not intend to immediately resign, despite having lost almost his entire base of support.

Meanwhile, Gov. Ralph Northam pledged to work at he


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