Despite his denials of Watson's charge, Fairfax in the statement bizarrely expounded on the importance of listening to women who claim they were victims of sexual; assault or misconduct.
Under state law, the lieutenant governor may be impeached by the House of Delegates and prosecuted before the Senate for malfeasance in office, corruption, neglect of duty, or other high crimes and misdemeanor.
Fairfax said the allegation was part of a "vicious and coordinated smear campaign" orchestrated against him. I'd never convict someone on a bare allegation, with no hard evidence to support it and no corroboration at the time of the assault.
"As one of seven working on a 359-page yearbook, I can not endorse or associate myself with every photo, entry, or word on each page".
In a statement, Fairfax said: "I deny this latest unsubstantiated allegation".
Trump, who previously called for Northam's resignation, commented on the widening scandal again on Twitter.
Fairfax vowed to clear his "good name", and noted he has passed Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks and run for office "with nothing like this being raised before".
Although the Democratic Party has taken nearly a zero-tolerance approach to misconduct among its members in this #MeToo era, a housecleaning in Virginia could be costly: If all three Democrats resigned, Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox would become governor. Fairfax has denied the allegation and, according to NBC News, attempted to disredit Tyson in a private meeting and referred to her as a "b***h".
Earlier in the week, Vanessa Tyson, a professor of political science at Scripps College, came forward with an allegation that Justin Fairfax had sexually assaulted her in 2004, while they were at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. Northam doesn't want to leave, the legislature can't make him leave, and Fairfax's and Mark Herring's scandals have diminished his critics' appetite for pushing him out.
If neither of the three top Democrats in the state can serve as governor, the next person in the line of succession is Republican Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox.
"The lieutenant governor of Virginia presides over the Virginia Senate and must be prepared to fill the role of governor", the lawmakers said.
The second allegation against Fairfax rounds out a wild week in Virginia politics that ends with the top three Democrats elected to statewide office engulfed in controversy.
The Smith Mullin statement said the alleged attack on Watson "was premeditated and aggressive", while also saying Fairfax and Watson "were friends but never dated or had any romantic relationship".
Fairfax denied that accusation.
"I believe this moment can be the first small step to open a discussion about these hard issues", Northam said.
Norment went on to say he was not in any of the photos "referenced on pages 82 or 122, nor did I take any of the photos in question".
A number of top Virginia and national Democrats called for investigation - not resignation - in response to the first allegation leveled by Tyson, but there was a sense in Richmond that more allegations could shift that calculation for Democrats in the state.
This lead to distrust in vaccinations after concerns were made public by the manufacturers regarding its potential side effects. Yet one or two out of every 1,000 children who get measles will die from complications, according to the CDC .
You can try out the game free for yourself right now , and there's even a bonus pack of goodies for PS Plus subscribers . Just as Titanfall and Titanfall 2 , Apex Legends will run on a modified version of Valve's Source engine".
Hazard this week claimed he to have made a decision over his future, although did not go as far as to say that that decision was. According to the Telegraph , Hazard is expected to notify Chelsea of his decision to join Real once the season is over.
The Best Recording Package is awarded for "the visual look of an album" including the album cover, graphic arts and photography. Rapper Kendrick Lamar leads the way in nominations with eight, followed by Drake with seven and producer Boi-1Da on six.
Google Cloud also drove higher expenses, mostly headcount, which rose from the third quarter by nearly 4,400 people, to 98,771. One stunning number is telling about Google's effectiveness as a business. "We'll continue down this path".
The Democrats are likely to meet resistance to their proposal in Congress, especially in the Republican-controlled Senate. The Green New Deal goes far beyond the Clean Power Plan proposed by President Barack Obama .
You're going to have to give up a fortune to get Davis, and that's not worth doing unless you get him for the next several years. Davis informed the Pelicans that he wouldn't sign a five-year, $239 million supermax contract this summer or next.
The Lakers have reportedly been trying to acquire him before Thursday's deadline. "I know that firsthand". The Kings will have $21 million in room if Barnes opts in or $45.2 million if he declines his option.
The RBI's Monetary Policy Committee has reduced repo rate reduced by 25 basis points to 6.25 from 6.5 per cent. The monetary stimulus is what PM Modi's government needs to stoke growth in an election year.
Talks between the Taliban and senior Afghan figures - but not members of the government - are taking place in Moscow this week. The present Afghan military forces and the Taliban need to cooperate in this regard, which will not be easy to accomplish.
Warriors Go One-Two in All-Star Draft
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Portland acquires Rodney Hood from Cleveland
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Emiliano Sala search team recover body from plane wreckage
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India's Predicted Playing XI for 1st T20I against New Zealand
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