Virginia lawmaker backs off impeachment effort against Justin Fairfax

by New York Post

New York Post— A Virginia lawmaker is backing off plans to file impeachment papers against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax who has been accused by two women of sexual assault, saying “additional conversations” are needed first. “Yesterday I sent draft language to my colleagues on the first step of an impeachment action regarding the Lt. Governor,” Delegate Patrick Hope—Virginia lawmaker backs off fast track for effort to impeach Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. A Virginia lawmaker on Monday backed off his plans to swiftly introduce an impeachment bill seeking the ouster of the state's leading black elected official as Democrats struggled to address revelations of past racist behavior and allegations of sexual assault roiling its highest levels of office.—Virginia Democrat Backs Off Effort to Open Impeachment Inquiry Against Fairfax. A Democratic lawmaker’s push to swiftly begin impeachment proceedings stalled on Monday in the face of furious opposition from the party’s black caucus.

NBC News—Virginia lawmaker backs off fast track-bill for impeachment of Fairfax. Democratic Del. Patrick Hope said he'd had "an enormous amount" of feedback from colleagues about the draft impeachment bill, and more conversation was needed before it is filed.