Lt. Governor Fairfax used the final day of Virginia's legislative session to address two allegations of sexual assault against him, saying there's been a rush to judgment that he compared to the state's history lynchings.
The General Assembly signed off on a Constitutional amendment creating a redistricting commission, which could be in place to create Congressional and state legislative maps for the next ten years.
Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates announced Friday they will hold a public hearing on the sexual assault allegations against Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax.
On the House floor, Delegate Rob Bell, R-Albemarle, invited the two accusers to share their stories at that hearing Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson have accused Fairfax of sexual assault in the early 2000's. Fairfax denies those allegations. Both Tyson and Watson have requested a hearing and Watson's attorney, Nancy Erika Smith, confirmed Watson will testify.
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