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Articles of Impeachment Expected to Be Filed Against FairfaxTwo women have accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault.
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Articles of Impeachment Expected to Be Filed Against Fairfax

A Virginia delegate plans to file articles of impeachment against the state's lieutenant governor Monday.  In the last week,  two women have accused  Justin Fairfax of sexual assault.

Fairfax has denied both accusations, claiming his encounters with both women  were consensual .

But  a draft resolution  that was circulated around Sunday by Democratic state lawmakers called the two allegations "credible in nature." It also calls on a legislative committee to investigate the claims. The resolution would just be the first step of a possibly-lengthy  removal process .

The House of Delegates would first need a simple majority vote to impeach Fairfax.

Then things would move to the Senate, where lawmakers would hear testimony and evidence.

Fairfax would only be removed from office if two-thirds of the senators present at the time voted against him.

A spokeswoman for Fairfax  said Sunday , "The Lt.

Governor is confident in the truth that will emerge from an independent impartial investigation." Fairfax is just one of Virginia's top lawmakers embroiled in a scandal.  Gov.

Ralph Northam  and Virginia Attorney General  Mark Herring  both face calls to step down that stem from wearing blackface when they were younger.

If all three men give up their posts, the next person in Virginia's line of succession is the speaker of the House of Delegates.

That job is currently held by a Republican.

Northam, Fairfax and Herring are all Democrats.

Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN .




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