Four members of Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax’s team have resigned days after the politician was accused of a second sexual assault.
The resignations were Fairfax’s policy director Adele McClure and scheduling director Julia Billingsly and, from the lieutenant governor’s We Rise Together PAC, Dave Mills and Courtney McCargo.
He certainly wishes them well and appreciates their service to the Commonwealth of Virginia,” Fairfax’s spokesperson, Lauren Burke said in an emailed statement to the Washington Post.
Lieutenant governor is a part-time position, Fairfax also works as a partner at Morrison & Foerster but has been placed on leave while the law firm conducts its own investigation into the sexual assault allegations.
Fairfax’s chief of staff Lawrence Roberts, along with Burke, remain on staff at the lieutenant governor’s office.
On Sunday night, Fairfax spoke via phone with the Post and said that he would not resign from the post of lieutenant governor.
Fairfax also said that he is focused on continuing his job as lieutenant governor and “getting the truth out” about the sexual assault allegations from Watson and the first accuser, Vanessa Tyson, a California professor who said Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex on him after they met at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
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