Reactions to Lt. Gov. Fairfax
2/8/2019, 6 a.m.
Virginia Legislative Black Caucus:
“The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus takes all allegations of sexual assault or misconduct with the utmost seriousness. Given the recent allegations regarding Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, the VLBC will continue to assess this developing situation as more details become available.”
House and Senate Democratic Caucuses:
“The facts here are still being determined. Every individual deserves the opportunity to be heard, and we respect anyone who comes forward to share their story.”
Virginia Democratic Party:
“All allegations of sexual assault deserve to be taken with profound gravity. We will continue to evaluate the situation regarding Lt. Gov. Fairfax.”
GOP Delegate Kirk Cox of Colonial Heights, speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates:
“The allegations of sexual assault against Lt. Gov. Fairfax are extremely serious. The lieutenant governor, the alleged victim and Virginians all deserve a full airing of the facts.
“The belated admission from Attorney General Herring is shocking. He should adhere to the standard he has set for others or he loses credibility.
“Our diverse Commonwealth has been deeply shaken by these developments, but nonetheless remains economically vibrant, fiscally sound, safe and secure.
“We have weathered the storms of four centuries and will weather this one as well. We continue to pray for Virginia during this difficult time.”