Kaine calls for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign | TheHill

Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDems accused of MeToo hypocrisy in Virginia Live coverage: Trump delivers State of the Union Press: Time for Ralph Northam to go MORE (D-Va.) is joining calls for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) to resign after a second woman accused him of sexual assault, adding pressure on the top Virginia Democrat to step aside.

"Lieutenant Governor Fairfax should resign. The allegations against him detail atrocious crimes, and he can no longer effectively serve the Commonwealth. We cannot ever ignore or tolerate sexual assault," Kaine said in a statement Friday night.

Various members of Congress from Virginia and the Commonwealth's Democratic Party have called on the state's lieutenant governor to resign after a woman came forward on Friday to accuse him of raping her in 2000 while both were students at Duke University.

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