'I feel terrible for his family': Increasing calls for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign


On Saturday afternoon, ABC7 cameras spotted Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax walking out of an Annandale home and getting into an SUV parked in the driveway. The brief sighting happened just after noon on the same day the Democratic Party of Virginia released a statement calling for Fairfax to step down.

“I voted for all of the Democrats that are in office right now in the capital and, you know, I’m very disappointed,” said Virginia Kackley, who lives in the neighborhood.

Kackley says she doesn’t know the lieutenant governor personally, but says she’s “shocked.”

“I also feel terrible for his family,” she said. “I mean, I know he has young children. And I just can’t imagine what that’s doing to his family.”

A spokesperson for Fairfax gave no comment on Saturday morning and was unable to be reached later in the day.

A night prior, Del. Patrick Hope spoke to reporters saying he believes the allegations of sexual assault against the lieutenant governor. He said Fairfax needs to resign.

“Should the lieutenant governor fail to do so, on Monday, I intend to introduce articles of impeachment on Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax,” Hope said on Friday evening.

Along what Kackley calls a typically quiet street, media cameras remained set up throughout the day.

“I think in order to move on, I think him and Governor Northam need to do the right thing. Personally, which, to me, would be to step down,” she said.

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