Democrats have impeachment on the brain.
But no one thought they would pull the trigger.
Now one Democrat is introducing articles of impeachment because of one big sex scandal.
Virgina politics were turned upside down after Vanessa Tyson came forward to accuse Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault at the 2004 Democrat convention.
Fairfax thought he could weather the storm because Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring were embroiled in blackface scandals.
But that all changed when a second woman accused Fairfax of raping her when both were undergrads at Duke University.
Now one key Democrat in the Virginia House of Delegates stated he will introduce articles of impeachment against Fairfax unless he steps down by Monday.
Virginia Delegate Patrick Hope (D) warned Friday evening that he will introduce articles of impeachment against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) unless he resigns by Monday as a second allegation of sexual assault surfaced.
“On Monday, I will be introducing articles of impeachment for Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax if he has not resigned before then.,” Hope said in a statement shared to social media.
A second woman, Meredith Watson, has come forward to accuse Fairfax of sexual assault, alleging in a statement Friday that the attack took place when she and Fairfax were Duke University classmates in 2000. The allegation comes after California college professor Dr. Vanessa Tyson accused Fairfax on Wednesday of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2004 during the Democrat National Convention.
This scandal could end up bailing out the Democrats in Virginia.
With the Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General all caught up in scandals none faced any real pressure to resign.
But a second woman accusing Fairfax could push him overboard.
Already, every 2020 Democrat Presidential contender called for him to resign.
If Fairfax resigns that will force the Democrats to appoint a scandal free, demographically appealing Lt. Governor.
And then they can throw Northam under the bus before the 2019 elections to eliminate the taint of scandal that threatens to destroy the party.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.
UPDATE: While reiterating his belief that Lt. Governor Fairfax should have resigned already, Delegate Hope began backpedaling from his impeachment threat on Monday morning. Citing “an enormous amount of sincere and thoughtful feedback” from his Democrat colleagues, Hope claims he was led “to the conclusion that additional conversations need to take place before anything is filed.”