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Va. Republicans call for hearings on Lt. Gov. Fairfax during July 9 gun session

Posted on Jun 21,2019
Filed Under Down In Richmond , Politics,

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) (Steve Helber/AP)
Source Washington Post

Source Washington Post

By Laura Vozzella

RICHMOND —  House Republicans have renewed their call for legislative hearings into two sexual assault allegations against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D), a move that could put Democrats on the spot in the Me Too era and, perhaps, deflect attention from an upcoming special session on gun control.

In a letter sent to the House’s Democratic leader on Monday, Del. Rob Bell (R-Albemarle) said the hearings could take place as early as next month, when legislators gather July 9 for the special session Gov. Ralph Northam (D) called after a mass shooting in Virginia Beach.

“As you know, both women have stated that they will only participate in legislative hearings if the hearings are public and both Republicans and Democrats participate,” Bell,chair of the Courts of Justice Committee, wrote to House Minority Leader Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax). “I wish to renew my offer for truly bipartisan hearings.”

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