Democratic senators and 2020 presidential hopefuls Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand on Thursday called for an review into the sexual-assault indictment against Virginia major administrator Justin Fairfax.
College highbrow Vanessa Tyson has purported that Fairfax forced her to perform verbal sex on him during the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Fairfax has forcefully denied the allegation.
“I think there should be an review to establish what happened,” Harris told reporters on Capitol Hill. “Certainly her minute reads — it’s quite detailed, and suggests that there’s credit there. But there needs to be an review to establish what accurately happened.”
When asked either Fairfax should resign, Harris stopped brief of observant he should. “The most critical thing that needs to occur is that the people of Virginia need to make that decision,” she said. “That’s where we am on it.”
Gillibrand reportedly spoke about the emanate during a Wednesday podcast taping, observant Tyson had “enormous courage” to come brazen and that her claim was “deeply unfortunate and credible.”
Gillibrand last night at a “Lovett Or Leave It” podcast taping pronounced the Fairfax prosecution had “enormous courage,” pronounced story was “deeply unfortunate and credible”
“not only does it have to be perceived by us but it has to be taken very severely and it has to be investigated.”
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) February 7, 2019
Tyson pronounced she felt compelled to move up the incident after the scandal engulfing Virginia administrator Ralph Northam lifted the odds that Fairfax would turn governor.
“I wish her no mistreat or humiliation, nor do we find to darken her or lessen her voice,” Fairfax said Wednesday. “But we can't determine with a outline of events that we know is not true.”
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