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“This Just Went Nuclear”: Virginia House GOP Plans Hearings on Justin Fairfax Sexual Assault Allegations

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As the 2019 Virginia General Assembly session comes to a close, things appear to be heating up on the Justin Fairfax sexual assault allegations front. The Washington Post reports:

Republicans will invite two women who have accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) of sexual assault to testify before lawmakers, despite Democrats’ objections that it would turn into a “political, partisan show.”

The move came one day after House Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) criticized Democrats for resisting his efforts to launch a bipartisan investigation into the accusations against Fairfax.

Del. Rob Bell (R-Albermarle) rose on the House floor shortly after noon on Friday and said the body had “a duty to investigate.” He said the House Courts of Justice committee will schedule a hearing but did not provide a date.