Dem delegate backs down on Justin Fairfax impeachment push

A Virginia delegate who threatened to introduce articles of impeachment against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax amid sexual assault allegations has hit pause, saying in a tweet that "additional conversation" is needed before anything is filed.

Patrick Hope, a fellow Democrat and member of the Virginia House of Delegates, announced Friday that he intended to introduce articles of impeachment against Fairfax unless he resigned by Monday.

VIRGINIA LT. GOV. JUSTIN FAIRFAX'S ACCUSER RELEASES STATEMENT DETAILING SEXUAL-ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS But Hope on Monday morning tweeted that he’s decided to wait after receiving "sincere and thoughtful feedback" on a draft he sent to his fellow delegates.

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